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Inter-Parliamentary Union

Israeli Team Walks Out of Inter-Parliamentary Union Meeting

In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli representatives walked out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) gathering in St. Petersburg this week after encountering severe harassment from Arab and Muslim parliamentarians.

School children wave Israeli flags at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On Wednesday Israelis commemorated the capture of the city's eastern sector in the 1967 Mideast war. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Republican Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Affirming Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the U.N.’s educational, scientific, and cultural body (UNESCO) over it’s anti-Israel bias, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution that “recognizes and affirms the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem.”

Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

U.S. Jewish Groups Alarmed by UNESCO Frontrunner’s Anti-Semitic Ties

American Jewish groups are increasingly concerned that Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, the Qatari candidate for the next director-general of UNESCO — the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organization — is growing closer to achieving his goal following his success in Tuesday’s second round of voting for the post.

Temple Mount Terrorist Attack Follows UNESCO Anti-Israel Vote On Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – It cannot be ignored that today’s deadly Palestinian terrorist attack at the Temple Mount comes less than two weeks after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed an anti-Israel resolution declaring Jerusalem’s Old City and its ancient walls to be “occupied” sites and scandalously listed the areas as Palestinian heritage sites.

A Jewish man walks outside the Patriarchs' Tomb, known in Arabic as the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the the divided West Bank city of Hebron on May 29, 2017

Arab UNESCO Envoy Secretly Apologizes To Israel For Having ‘No Choice’ But To Vote In Favor Of Hebron Resolution

TEL AVIV – An unnamed Arab ambassador to the UN’s cultural agency reportedly apologized in secret to his Israeli counterpart for having “no choice” but to vote in favor of a controversial resolution that listed the Old City of Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs on a list of endangered sites under the “State of Palestine.”

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