Israel on Friday suspended cooperation with the U.N.’s cultural agency for adopting a resolution that Israel says disavows the Jewish people’s connection to two holy sites in Jerusalem.
The draft resolution, which UNESCO voted in favor of Thursday and was titled “Occupied Palestine,” only referred to a Jerusalem site considered sacred by both Jews and Muslims by its Islamic name.
UNESCO member states have renewed a resolution criticizing Israel for restricting Muslim access to a Jerusalem holy site, a European diplomatic source said, angering Israel’s government by also referring to the area only by its Musl...
PARIS (Reuters) - Amid a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, the United Nations cultural heritage body UNESCO adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning Israeli handling of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque.
Israel on Thursday accused the UN's cultural body of fanning tensions in the region by approving a resolution that criticised the Jewish state for "aggressions" against Muslims seeking access to a Jerusalem holy site. The foreign mi...
Israeli PM says UN body has lost its legitimacy by adopting the resolution that rejected Jewish ties to the holy site.