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Israeli Minister Slams UNESCO ‘Fake History’ on Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel urged UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board not to promote “fake” history by approving on Tuesday a Palestinian-backed resolution that rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

“Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel’s right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely ahead of the vote which is slated to take place on the same day Israel marks its 69th Independence Day.

“This is absurd. We have become used to the concept of ‘fake news’. Well, welcome to ‘fake history,” Hotovely said. She spoke in English in a video addressed to the member states, particularly the 11 European Union members of the board.

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