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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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France Names First Female Ambassador to Israel

The Times of Israel reports: France has nominated a new ambassador to Israel, the first woman to ever hold the post. Hélène Le Gal is scheduled to arrive in September, replacing Patrick Maisonnave, who has held the position since 2013 and is set to return to Paris.

Israeli's Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely waits for European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of a meeting at Kind David Hotel on May 20, 2015.

Foreign Ministry To Sponsor Hasbara Video Contest

The Jerusalem Post reports: Film a successful hasbara video and win valuable cash prizes. That, at least, is the newest Foreign Ministry plan to boost Israel’s public diplomacy, announced this week by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (pictured). “Israel is moving from

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (C), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pose for a picture following a press-conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on January 28, 2016.

Israel Hopes for EU Leverage with East Mediterranean Push

Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel’s testy relationship with the European Union, too. The agreement, signed in Nicosia last week