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Israel recalls UNESCO envoy after Jerusalem vote: Benjamin Netanyahu

The site is the third holiest in Islam and the most holy in Judaism

AFP | PTI  |  Jerusalem 

Israel recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced, after a second resolution accused of denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem. "The theatre of the absurd continues and I decided to recall our ambassador for consultation," Netanyahu said in a statement. "We will decide what the next steps will be." The UNESCO World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution earlier today saying it was "deeply concerned" by Israeli building works and archeological excavations in the Old City of ...

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First Published: Thu, October 27 2016. 03:40 IST
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