The resolution, proposed by Jordan and the Palestinians, stated that the site was holy to Muslims alone. But when it was decided to cut the gathering short, Israel's stance to defer the vote was accepted.
In a letter to the local Jewish community, the French president states France will not support any similar resolutions in the future.
Critics said the April resolution by the UN body ignored Jewish ties to Jerusalem. Prime Minister Manuel Valls describes it as 'unfortunate and clumsy.'
John Kerry, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the site of Hiroshima, says visiting Hiroshima reaffirms 'our obligation to end the threat of nuclear weapons.'
Turkish authorities report 114 Kurdistan Workers Party militants dead in town of Idil following a three week operation.
Organization chief expected to protest directly to Iranian president who is to address body on Wednesday.
Former foreign minister asks Netanyahu if Israel had indeed agreed to drop opposition to U.S. funding of UNESCO at Kerry's behest.
The U.S. bid to remain on the board was expected to run into choppy waters after it stopped paying its dues when the body admitted Palestine in 2011.
The pair, a French historian and Holocaust survivor and his German-born wife, have been made special envoys and honorary abassadors by the organization
Jewish lawmakers condemn claim that Israel is responsible for surge in violent attacks; Jewish groups call decision 'offensive and a distortion of history.'