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World Heritage Committee adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution criticized by Israel as ignoring Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem, the second such decision approved by the...

Israeli ambassador wants UN to cut funding for human rights group

Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon called on the UN Security Council Wednesday to suspend UN funding to the B'Tselem human rights group, which had testified at a special meeting of the council on...

UNESCO adopts controversial resolution despite Israeli objections

UNESCO formally adopted a controversial resolution on Tuesday that Israel says seeks to erase Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site, according to a spokeswoman for the UN body.

Israel to consider resuming UNESCO ties if resolution vote cancelled

Israel's education minister on Tuesday said he would "consider resuming professional ties" with UNESCO if the organization decides to cancel a vote on a draft resolution that Israel says seeks to...

Israel in UNESCO row about Jerusalem, as UN to discuss settlements

Israel's education minister on Friday ordered the suspension of "all professional activities" with UNESCO, after the organization moved a draft resolution the day before, which Israel says seeks...

Israel enraged after UNESCO text disputes Judaism link to holy sites

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried UNESCO's decision on Thursday to adopt a resolution that disputes the link between Judaism and several hot-spot holy sites in Jerusalem.

Gaza, West Bank crossings to close for Jewish holiday

Crossings from Israel into Palestinian territories in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Monday night due to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, according to an Israeli army...

Rockets fired from Gaza strike southern Israel for a second day

A rocket from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Thursday, with no injuries reported, the Israeli army said, the second such strike in two days.

Netanyahu, Abbas face criticism after funeral for Israel's Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not have shaken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' hand at the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel's justice minister said on local radio Sunday.

Israel to close Gaza, West Bank crossings during Jewish holiday

Crossings into the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be closed starting Sunday night, when Jewish New Year festivities begin, according to an Israeli army statement.

Peres believed he "stopped Netanyahu from attacking Iran," paper says

Israel's leaders were preparing for an attack on Iran, fearing that the Islamic republic might be gearing up to develop a nuclear weapon, but Shimon Peres believes he slammed the breaks on the...

World leaders among thousands attending funeral of Israel's Peres

Leaders from across the world were in Jerusalem on Friday for the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

Israel pays respects to Shimon Peres in Knesset ceremony

Israeli leaders and the public paid their respects to Shimon Peres, one of the country's dominant political figures, in a lying-in-state ceremony outside the country's parliament.

Israeli statesman Shimon Peres dies at 93, nation begins to mourn

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres died in hospital, aged 93, his family confirmed Wednesday, two weeks after the Nobel peace laureate suffered a major stroke.

Preacher to serve 8 months for incitement over Temple Mount sermon

An Islamic preacher was sentenced on Sunday to eight months in prison for incitement over a 2014 sermon he gave at the al-Aqsa Mosque at Temple Mount, according to a court statement.