Netanyahu calls decision 'crushing response' to what he calls UN body's attempt to deny Israel's Jewish history.
On the contrary, anywhere you look in early Islamic literature, if it discusses the city at all you’ll find its Jewish connection.
Elias Sanbar claims contentious resolution omitted any references to the Jewish holy site because the Geneva Conventions prohibit the use of an occupier's term.
After announcing its intention to trigger a special clause allowing them to demand a new vote, Mexico instead opted to issue a statement, echoed by Brazil, on its changed position on the Temple Mount resolution.
Mexico's dramatic decision forces a new vote on the Temple Mount resolution, scheduled to be held on Tuesday. Several Western states, however, are pressing Mexico to not invoke a precedent-setting clause.
'UNESCO haven't read the Bible,' prime minister says after resolution nullifying Jewish ties to Temple Mount, likens decision to saying China has no link to Great Wall.
The vote is a gift for Israeli belligerents who can say yet again: There is no one to talk to. No partner. It fuels an immoral alliance of interests between Arab and Jewish rejectionists, and supported by Western governments.
Due to Israeli efforts, no European country backed the motion, which describes the Temple Mount as holy to Muslims alone, without mentioning the site's significance to Jews.
Israel attempts to convince as many states as possible to oppose the resolution, but only few are swayed; Foreign Ministry issues brochure proving historic affiliation between the Jews and Jerusalem.