Israel freezes ties with Unesco for 'denying Jewish holy sites'



Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN's cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism's connections to the religion's holiest sites.
Its education minister said a Unesco draft decision concerning Jerusalem "denies history and encourages terror".
It comes after the body approved a text which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex which is also the holiest site in Judaism.
The site is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Haram al-Sharif to Muslims.
The draft decision, submitted by seven Arab countries, criticises Israel's activities at holy places in... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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