Carmel Shama Hacohen

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley talks with reporters during the daily press briefing at the White House April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Haley briefed reporters about the meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and the ambassadors representing the permanent members of …

Haley Urges UN To Drop Anti-Israel Hebron Resolution

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on the secretary-general of the UN and the UNESCO chief to oppose the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to inscribe Hebron’s old city and the Tomb of the Patriarchs on list of endangered sites under the “State of Palestine.”

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Livni Urges UNESCO To Reject Vote Listing Hebron As ‘Endangered Site in Palestine’

TEL AVIV – Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni slammed UNESCO for repeatedly passing anti-Israel resolutions and called on the cultural agency to reject an upcoming vote pushed by the Palestinians designating the city of Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs – one of Judaism’s holiest sites – as endangered sites under the “State of Palestine.”

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

Israel Calls For UN Agency to Hold Secret Ballot In Vote On Hebron

TEL AVIV – Israel’s mission to the UN is petitioning the organization’s cultural agency UNESCO to conduct a secret ballot for the vote on whether to list Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, a Jewish holy site, as an endangered world heritage site under the “State of Palestine.”

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UNESCO Receives Petition Demanding Recognition of Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, along with Shahar Azani, StandWithUs’ Northeast Executive Director and Yifa Segal, Director of the International Legal Forum (ILF) on Tuesday officially submitted a petition to UNESCO’s Director General, Irina Bokova.