“Mukherjee, 2012 appointee of former Congress party, before entering Israel from Jordan, did question the very existence of Israel by quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s famous statement: “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.”
Indian and Nigerian governments which had established a policy of abstaining from any resolution critical of Israel at the United Nations – offended the Zionist regime by voting in favor of UNESCO draft resolution which declared the Jewish Holy Wailing Wall aka the Western Wall including the Buraq Plaza in front of it, being part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
India and Nigeria were two of the 26 countries on UNESCO’s 58-member executive board including China, Russia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico that voted for the motion that also condemned the Zionist entity for aggression on Islam’s third most sacred Al-Aqsa compound which contains Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of Rock and Umer Mosque.
Six countries; the US, Germany, Britain, Czech, Estonia, and Netherlands voted against the resolution while 25 other countries including France, Austria, Italy and Spain abstained.
The six-page final draft resolution, however, dropped the clause calling for the recognition of the Wailing Wall
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