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  • Nixed Jews in Israel exhibit to open at UNESCO

    June 10, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    An exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel that had been canceled due to pressure from Arab states will open at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

    “Book, People, Land — The 3,500-Year Relationship of the Jewish People With the Holy Land,” a joint exhibition of the...

  • UNESCO sets date for Jews in Israel exhibit

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 28, 2014 | 10:30 am

    After sustaining withering criticism for its abrupt decision to postpone a planned exhibition about the millennia of Jewish history in the land of Israel, UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural and education arm, announced Jan. 21 that the exhibition will be presented at its Paris...

  • UNESCO to go ahead with disputed Jewish exhibition

    January 27, 2014 | 4:49 pm

    A United Nations exhibition about Jews and the Holy Land, postponed after Arab countries warned it could harm Middle East peace efforts, will go ahead in June, organizers confirmed on Monday.

    The exhibition was due to open last week at the Paris headquarters of the U.N....

  • UNESCO postpones Israeli-Jewish history show

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 23, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    When UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abruptly and indefinitely postponed the Jan. 20 opening of an exhibition in Paris on the 3,500-year history of Jews in the land of Israel, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and co-founder of the Simon...

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  • State Department declined to sponsor canceled Israel UNESCO exhibit

    January 17, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Does the State Department believe that accounts of ancient Jewish ties to the land of Israel are too sensitive to endorse — or not?

    We wrote today that UNESCO cancelled a Simon Wiesenthal Center-organized exhibit at the last minute because of pressure from Arab states. The...

  • U.S. presses UNESCO on cancellation of Jews in Israel exhibit

    January 17, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    The Obama administration is “deeply disappointed” with a decision by UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural arm, to cancel the opening of an exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel and is seeking its placement “as soon as possible.”

    Complaints by Arab states led...

  • UNESCO halts Israel’s Jewish history show after Arab nations protest

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 17, 2014 | 10:34 am

    [For documents related to this article, see below]

    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abruptly and indefinitely postponed the Jan. 20 opening of an exhibition in Paris on the 3,500-year history of Jews in the land of Israel, after a...

  • Ancient Syrian synagogue hit by looting, shelling

    April 1, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Theft and shelling have damaged a 2,000 year-old synagogue in Damascus, one of the oldest in the world, Syrian government and opposition activist sources said on Monday.

    Syria's historic monuments have increasingly become a casualty of the civil war has killed more than 70,000...

  • What is the Israeli election really telling the Palestinians?

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    January 29, 2013 | 11:41 am

    Without a doubt, at the moment, the Palestinians in Gaza and in the West Bank are riding high, flexing their muscles, and feeling very confident about what they view as an impressive string of recent victories.  The leaders of Hamas, for their part, have excited the whole Arab...

  • ‘Rescue during the Holocaust’: Honoring courage to resist

    January 23, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    You would not suspect anything out of the ordinary was happening  as the silver-haired interviewee describes his day at the office. But Per Anger and his colleagues in Budapest, Hungary, were on a mission. His self-effacing modesty veils the significance of his role in attempting...

  • Israel to withhold Palestinian Authority funds until March

    December 12, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel's foreign minister said.

    Under interim peace deals, Israel collects some $100 million a...

  • Argentinian Jewish village proposed as UNESCO site

    July 3, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center submitted the Argentinean Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Center proposed the city, whose name in Spanish means City of Moses, at the World Heritage Committee meeting of the United Nations’...

  • Palestinians celebrate Church of Nativity win, Israel notes they desecrated the site

    July 2, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee on June 30 added the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to its list of sites in danger, citing water damage and the need for immediate repair.

    The Church of the Nativity is under the...

  • Israeli nature reserve designated as UNESCO site

    July 2, 2012 | 10:08 am

    UNESCO voted to designate a nature reserve in northern Israel as a World Heritage Site.

    The culture and science arm of the United Nations gave the Nahal Me’arot and Carmel Caves Nature Reserve the distinction last Friday, according to an Israeli government news release.

    Located...

  • UNESCO gives Heritage status to Nativity Church, lists it under ‘Palestine’

    June 29, 2012 | 9:06 am

    UNESCO has agreed to name the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a World Heritage Site, and list it as in Palestine.

    The secret vote, which came during the United Nations body’s World Heritage Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, was 13-6, with two abstentions.

    Israel and the...

  • NGOs call on Israel to lift Gaza blockade

    June 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    “For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law,” the groups said in a petition issued Thursday. “More than half of...

  • UNESCO cut finding for a Palestinian magazine in which a teenage girl appears to express admiration

    December 23, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    The magazine, Zayzafouna, published an article earlier this year from a high-school-age contributor in which she describes four role models.

    One of them is Adolf Hitler, who comes to her in a dream and says he killed Jews “so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads...

  • Palestinian flag raised at UNESCO

    December 13, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at a ceremony marking its entrance into the United Nations cultural agency.

    Abbas raised the flag Tuesday at UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris. He was...

  • Financially strapped UNESCO to postpone programs

    November 14, 2011 | 10:23 am

    UNESCO will postpone some of its programs and has called for emergency donations following the pullout of U.S. support, said the organization’s head.

    Irina Bokova, the general director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said Nov. 11 that the...

  • UN report: No consensus on Palestinian statehood bid

    November 9, 2011 | 8:26 am

    The United Nations Security Council could not arrive at a consensus on the Palestinians’ statehood bid, a draft report from the panel reportedly says.

    The four-page report by the committee on admitting new member states sent Tuesday to all 15 Security members said, according to...

  • Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘a liar’ in private conversation with Obama

    November 8, 2011 | 8:24 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.

    “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,”...

  • Despite UNESCO victory, Palestinian statehood push running aground

    November 7, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    They may have scored a victory at UNESCO, but the Palestinians are running into new obstacles on their push for statehood recognition at the United Nations.

    The effort to pursue the issue at the U.N. Security Council has encountered a stumbling block in Bosnia, where the country’s...

  • Israel cuts tax payments to Palestinian Authority

    November 4, 2011 | 11:45 am

    Israel has suspended $100 million in tax payments to the Palestinian Authority.

    Israeli officials had threatened to cut off payments entirely if Palestine was admitted into UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency. Palestine was recognized as a state at UNESCO earlier this week...

  • Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister: We won’t accept less than full U.N. seat

    November 3, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    The Palestinians will not accept anything less than full U.N. membership and do not want an upgrade to an observer state in the world body, their foreign minister said on Thursday.

    Riyad al-Malki’s remarks suggested the Palestinians would not seek such an upgrade once their bid for...

  • PA minister: No further U.N. agency bids

    November 3, 2011 | 11:56 am

    The Palestinian Authority foreign minister denied plans to seek statehood status in 16 United Nations-affiliated groups.

    Riyad al-Malki denied on Thursday denied a claim earlier this week by a Palestinian diplomat in Geneva that the Palestinian Authority would attempt to replicate...

  • Israel to halt UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    November 3, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Israel said on Thursday it would freeze its funding to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO following the group’s decision to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said UNESCO’s decision this week damaged chances of...

  • Canada will not make up UNESCO shortfall, minister says

    November 2, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Canada’s foreign affairs minister said his country would continue paying dues to UNESCO but would not offer the agency any additional money.

    John Baird said Wednesday that his government would not offer any additional voluntary payments to help offset the shortfall after the United...

  • Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

    November 1, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for the accelerated construction of some 2,000 housing units in areas in the West Bank and around Jerusalem, an official statement said on Tuesday.

    The statement came after Netanyahu called a special cabinet session to discuss the...

  • Opinion: What happens now that the U.S. has cut UNESCO funds?

    November 1, 2011 | 1:38 pm

    The immediate consequence of UNESCO’s vote to grant the Palestinians membership is clear: A cutoff of American funding for the U.N.  agency governing the protection of cultures and sharing of scientific knowledge, which stands to lose roughly a fifth of its budget.

    What’s less...

  • Opinion: The UNESCO Mess

    November 1, 2011 | 11:27 am

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both the president and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between U.S. national interests and the demands made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his powerful Washington lobby.

    In the larger sense, it...

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