Israel misses 2017 deadline to withdraw from UNESCO

Israel unable to fulfill pledge to withdraw from UN cultural agency this year as organization closed until after January 1.JTA, 12/27/2017, 6:37 PM

'The PA doesn't want to solve the conflict'

Netanyahu says Abbas' refusal to consider any US peace plan shows Palestinian Authority has no interest in ending conflict with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2017, 7:31 PM

Israel to leave UNESCO

Netanyahu instructs UNESCO ambassador to hand in letter announcing Israel's intention to withdraw from UN’s cultural body.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/22/2017, 8:09 PM

South Korean bests Iranian in race for UNESCO Board

South Korea’s ambassador to UNESCO elected chairman of the Executive Board, defeating Iranian Ambassador.Elad Benari, 11/17/2017, 5:15 AM

ADL welcomes confirmation of Azoulay as UNESCO Director-General

'We hope her tenure is an indicator of a balance and constructive engagement in the agency.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 8:47 AM

UNESCO confirms French ex-culture minister Azoulay as new head

UNESCO approves nomination of French Jewish politician as UNESCO head.AFP, 11/10/2017, 3:08 PM

WATCH: Israeli laughs last at UNESCO anti-Semitism

Israeli delegate to UNESCO says organization is like 'the Titanic,' vows to donate medals Israel received to Syrian refugees., 11/8/2017, 8:39 PM

Dutch parliament: Netherlands must oppose UN anti-Israel efforts

Dutch Lower House passes resolution urging Cabinet to 'actively oppose UN organizations devoting disproportional attention to Israel.'JTA, 11/4/2017, 6:04 PM

Israeli tactics succeed in delaying hostile UNESCO resolution

Successful Israeli filibuster prevents the adoption of yet another an anti-Israel UNESCO resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 10:50 PM

'If you threaten us, you will disappear'

Transport Minister at Balfour celebration slams PA and its allies for attempting to erase Jewish history and rights, warns Iran.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 8:42 PM

'Restore integrity to UNESCO'

Culture Minister's letter to new UNESCO director Audrey Azoulay expresses hope she will end rampant anti-Israel bias at organization.MK Miri Regev, 10/19/2017, 12:13 AM

Congress resolution defends Israel, condemns UNESCO

Ted Cruz introduces resolution affirming connection between Jewish people and Jerusalem, praises Trump for withdrawing from UNESCO.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2017, 10:00 PM

Netanyahu: We don't have high hopes for UNESCO

PM talks at cabinet meeting about Trump's decision not to certify Iranian compliance with nuclear deal, and Israel's withdrawal from UNESCO.Tal Polon, 10/15/2017, 2:14 PM

'UNESCO has strayed from its mission'

WJC urges UN body to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2017, 7:46 PM

Jewish woman becomes UNESCO head

Audrey Azoulay elected to head UNESCO day after the US anounced that it will leave UNESCO over the organization’s anti-Israeli biasTzvi Lev, New York, 10/13/2017, 9:52 PM

Refusing to submit to UNESCO

The US and Israel have to continue to deal drastically with outright anti-Semitism and bald lies. Rachel's Tomb and Hevron, Jerusalem and the Western Wall are not Jewish enough for UNESCO. Giulio Meotti, 10/13/2017, 1:17 PM

'There cannot be 1 law for Israel and 1 for rest of the world'

International law expert predicts US will pull out of other UN bodies over anti-Israel bias after pulling out of UNESCO.Gary Willig, 10/13/2017, 12:04 PM

'UN is becoming a pro-BDS, anti-Israel lobby'

Internal Security Minister praises US decision to withdraw from UNESCO, says UN turning into 'anti-Israel' platform.David Rosenberg, 10/12/2017, 9:08 PM

Israel to join US in quitting UNESCO

Netanyahu announces Israel also withdrawing from UN body after US plans exit following series of anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions.David Rosenberg, 10/12/2017, 7:55 PM

'There is a price to pay for discriminating against Israel'

Israeli Ambassador to UN says UN body 'paying the price' for habitually discriminating against Israel, praises US withdrawal from UNESCO.David Rosenberg, 10/12/2017, 7:36 PM

Trump admin withdraws US from UNESCO

State Department announces US leaving UN body responsible for series of anti-Israel resolutions negating Jewish connection to Jerusalem.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2017, 7:12 PM

UNESCO agrees to delay anti-Israel votes

UNESCO unanimously agrees to delay votes on anti-Israel resolutions by six months.Nitsan Keidar, 10/11/2017, 5:32 PM

Qatari diplomat a leading candidate to head UNESCO

Diplomat from Qatar is the leading contender to head UN's cultural agency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2017, 6:43 AM

Victory for Israel in UNESCO

For the first time in several years, UNESCO board meeting to postpone vote on anti-Israel resolutions.Nitsan Keidar, 10/8/2017, 12:57 AM

Palestinians once again provoke Israel at UN

Despite diplomatic efforts by Israel and US, UN tourism organization set to approve PA acceptance as full member.Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2017, 10:57 AM

UN chief: Jerusalem is a holy place for three religions

Antonio Guterres, asked about UNESCO resolutions, says it is "clear" that Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions.Elad Benari, 8/29/2017, 12:34 AM

Will UNESCO ever condemn Temple Mount terror attack?

Israeli delegation pushes UNESCO to condemn deadly terror attack which took place at UNESCO World Heritage Site. But will UNESCO act?David Rosenberg, 7/20/2017, 4:05 PM

A moving meeting with the diplomat who stuck to his guns

PM Netanyahu meets Mexican diplomat fired as Ambassador to UNESCO after refusing to vote for anti-Semitic resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2017, 8:50 PM

Not all Jews are Einsteins…or the Rebbe

These days especially for every rabbinic or start-up genius we produce, we seem to produce an equal number of idiots – pertaining here to politics. Jack Engelhard, 7/16/2017, 11:00 PM

'We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims'

Deputy Defense Minister blames UNESCO for terror attack, Jewish Home MK says Israel should respond by closing Temple Mount to Muslims.Chana Roberts, 7/14/2017, 10:53 AM

Brave Muslim woman bashes UNESCO's anti-Israel resolution

Despite threats on her life, Israeli-Arab Sarah Zoabi slams UNESCO for creating rifts, denying Jews' rights to Cave of the Patriarchs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 12:38 PM

Hotovely to Arab MKs: You are thieves of history

Deputy Foreign Minister says Arab MKs, UNESCO should read the Bible and the [empty] book of Palestinian history.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 10:35 AM

'Hamas has brought nothing but pain and destruction to Gaza'

Israel’s Ambassador Danon speaks on UN 'Report on Ten Years of Hamas Rule in Gaza'Mordechai Sones, 7/11/2017, 6:24 PM

Abraham bought the Cave of Machpela. Is it still relevant?

Prime Minister found it fitting to remind UNESCO of Abraham's acquisition of the Cave of Machpela, but is that discourse relevant today?Shimon Cohen, 7/11/2017, 9:25 AM

'Hold cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs'

Yesha Council and Amana issue invitation following UNESCO designation of Hevron's Old City as 'endangered PA heritage site'Hezki Baruch, 7/10/2017, 7:45 PM

Jewish property owners blocked from entering homes

Jews buy Hevron properties - but can't move in because their attempt to register as owners was blocked by authorities.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 7/10/2017, 10:24 AM

UN to name Yankee Stadium a Palestinian Heritage Site

You can hardly blame Abbas for going after other peoples historical treasures since the Palestinian Arabs have no history of their own…other than terrorism. Jack Engelhard, 7/9/2017, 11:29 PM

Netanyahu: Connection between Israel and Hevron is unparalleled

PM opens cabinet meeting with Torah passages proving Abraham's acquisition of Cave of Patriarchs, following UNESCO resolution on Hevron.Hezki Baruch and Nitzan Keidar, 7/9/2017, 12:06 PM

Conference of Presidents condemns UNESCO

Leaders of Conference of Presidents blast UNESCO for showing their disdain for Jewish heritage.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/8/2017, 2:13 AM

Abbas welcomes UNESCO resolution on Hevron

PA chairman praises UNESCO for passing resolution claiming that Hevron is an “endangered Palestinian heritage site”.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/8/2017, 12:59 AM

Haley: UNESCO resolution an 'affront to history'

U.S. Ambassador to the UN says the United States is reviewing ties with UNESCO following latest anti-Israel resolution.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/7/2017, 10:59 PM

'UNESCO isn't the problem, the government is'

Prominent nationalist activist says the government isn't doing enough for Hevron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/7/2017, 9:55 PM

Israel punishes the UN

Following UNESCO resolution on Hevron, Netanyahu cuts an additional $1 million from the membership funds that Israel pays to the UN.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/7/2017, 8:10 PM

Boomerang: UNESCO eradicates Jewish history

Tour 3,000 years of Jewish history in Hevron, from the Patriarchs to the Middle Ages, to the Hevron massacre and the Six Day War.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2017, 2:59 PM

Hotovely: A mark of shame for UNESCO

Deputy FM Hotovely says newest UNESCO resolution is a 'mark of shame,' slams Arabs for trying to appropriate Jewish symbols.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2017, 2:12 PM

Defense Minister: UNESCO is politically biased and anti-Semitic

Defense Minister Liberman says UNESCO's decision is irrelevant, calls on US to pull funding to UNESCO.Chana Roberts, 7/7/2017, 1:48 PM

UNESCO: Cave of the Patriarchs belongs to Palestinian Authority

Likud minister: UNESCO's hypocrisy knows no bounds; we will strengthen our connection to Hevron.Chana Roberts, 7/7/2017, 12:39 PM

Another PA deception at UNSECO thwarted

UNESCO resolution of Hevron brings report critical of PA position, but only mentions one line critical of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2017, 8:00 PM

UNESCO to award heritage site to convicted mass murderer

Hevron terrorist-mayor tells how he tried to kill Israelis, planned attack for 8 months. Will he manage one of Israel's holiest sites?Chana Roberts, 7/5/2017, 3:39 PM

Fatah welcomes latest UNESCO resolution

Fatah spokesman praises UNESCO for resolution denying Israeli sovereignty in the Old City of Jerusalem.Dalit Halevi, 7/5/2017, 6:12 AM

UNESCO condemns Jewish presence in Old City of Jerusalem

UN organization declares Israel 'occupying power' of Old City, denies Israeli sovereignty.Gary Willig, 7/4/2017, 7:37 PM

Battle for Jerusalem in UNESCO returns

Secretariat of World Heritage Committee, meeting in recent days, decides vote on the matter will take place tonight - not as planned.Nitsan Keidar, 7/4/2017, 1:25 PM

US to UNESCO: the PA lies

US Ambassador to the UN warns against adoption of PA resolution on Cave of the Patriarchs which would deny Jewish connection to holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2017, 10:46 PM

'The Palestinians are rewriting history'

MK Sharren Haskel visits Hevron, urges UNESCO to reject resolution declaring Cave of the Patriarchs a Palestinian heritage site.Hezki Baruch, 7/3/2017, 4:38 AM

Latest UNESCO resolution targets Hevron, Jerusalem

Israel scrambles to block PA-backed resolution declaring Tomb of the Patriarchs a 'Muslim shrine', denying Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2017, 1:34 PM

Will Iran lead United Nations agency?

Concern growing in Israel that Iranian representative Ahmad Jalali will be chosen to lead UNESCO.David Rosenberg, 6/22/2017, 5:40 PM

Will a Jewish woman lead UNESCO?

France seeks to appoint former Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to head UN culture body which has denied Jewish connection to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2017, 4:38 PM