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  • 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’...

  • 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...