UNESCO passes resolution rejecting Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem

An anti-Israel UNESCO resolution passed on Tuesday after 22 countries voted in favor of it while only 10 opposed it. 23 countries abstained from voting while the representatives from three countries did not show up.
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22 countries voted in favor of the controversial UNESCO resolution that rejects the sovereignty of the State of Israel in Jerusalem while only 10 opposed it. 23 countries abstained from voting while the representatives from three countries did not show up for the vote.

Prior to the vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the UN organization. “There’s no other nation in the world for which Jerusalem is as holy and important as it is for the Jewish people, even though a UNESCO discussion today will try to deny this simple truth,” he said during the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem. “We don’t recognize UNESCO. We believe in our truth, which is the truth.”

The resolution, which was drafted and submitted by Palestinians, states that all of Israel’s actions in Jerusalem as the ruling authority are illegal and condemns Israel for not complying with the previous resolutions passed by the organization.



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