UNESCO slammed by Christian speakers

October 31, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Christian speakers at a commemoration of the 1917 charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade have condemned UNESCO stating it is attempting rewrite the history of Israel.

Roger Selby addresses the commemoration

Roger Selby addresses the commemoration

150 gathered at Remount Park, Light Horse Parade, Holsworthy in Sydney  to commemorate the heroic charge of the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian Light Horse Brigade, which played such a crucial role in the collapse of the Ottoman occupation of what was then called Palestine.

The event was conducted by the Australian Christian Nation Association, whose Patron is Rev The Hon Fred Nile MLC. He, along with other speakers, spoke warmly about Israel and lambasted the efforts of those trying to re-write the history of Israel by wiping out its connection with the Jewish people. Several speakers attacked UNESCO for its recent outrage in this regard.

The event was organised and MC’d by Greg Whitehead from Bridges for Peace, an international group of Christians that supports Israel and builds relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.

The event was attended on behalf of the Sydney Jewish community by Roger Selby of the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women and Vicky Gonda of the Israel Travel Centre.

Roger Selby gave a short address expressing the gratitude felt by Israel and the Jewish people for the courage and daring of the Australian Light Horsemen and the enormous part they had played in Jewish history when they opened up the way for the expulsion of the Ottoman Turks, which lead eventually to the re-birth of the State of Israel.

Vicky Gonda said how delighted she was that so many of the audience indicated that they would be going to Beersheva next October to witness the centenary commemoration of the Australian Light Horse charge on Beersheva. Many interesting events are planned, including the opening of the new Anzac Museum in Beersheva and a re-enactment of the Charge by the Australian Light Horse Association and the WWI Heritage Society.

She also noted that Israel Travel Centre had brought to Israel the first group of mainly descendants of those who had fought in the Charge, so that they could attend the opening of the Park of the Australian Soldier in Beersheba in 2008.  Recently ITC had brought to Australia Eran Tearosh, Chairman of the World War One Heritage Society in Israel for a series of presentations on the famed Charge and his roadshow around Australia had created enormous interest in the Centenary Anniversary of the Charge

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