Despite recent signs of warming ties, the kingdom's parliament issues statement rejecting the visit as protesters took to the streets of the capital
The move is the latest in escalating tensions between Israel and the organization. Explaining the decision, the U.S. called UNESCO a 'tool for Israel's enemies'
In quitting the UN organization Israel will lose its influence over debates and resolutions, says former member of national liaison panel; tourism may also suffer
Efforts to revive historical sites receive backlash from religious fundamentalists concerned over the idea of national heritage
Relations are warming between Bahrain and Israel, but don’t expect full diplomatic ties anytime soon, say officials
The U.S. government announced its withdrawal in October over alleged 'anti-Israel bias,' and Netanyahu followed suit in December
Netanyahu decided on Israel’s withdrawal mainly out of a belief that the United States couldn't be left alone at the front
Israel should maintain its presence in every possible international forum, arguing, getting angry and admonishing but without boycotting or quitting
Netanyahu decides to stand by the U.S. after it had quit the UN cultural agency over 'continuing anti-Israel bias'
The World Monuments Fund, which publishes its list every two years, was among voices blocking the building of a luxury real estate project at the site
Coming soon: Maybe a joint exit from the United Nations? After all, the UN has also been critical of Israel
Audrey Azoulay, who is a Jewish former French culture minister, won against Qatar's Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, who had been dogged by accusation of anti-Semitism
Netanyahu welcomes Trump's decision to withdraw from UNESCO as 'brave and moral decision', saying: 'UNESCO has become a theater of the absurd'
Trump's decision is a loss to the 'United Nations family' and to multilateralism, UNESCO responds
UN battle between Qatar and Egypt has its roots in the crisis engulfing Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbours which have severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties
For first time since 2013, the countries pulled the resolutions following talks between the Israeli and Jordanian ambassadors to UNESCO, in which the U.S. was also involved
On the line with Carmel Shama Hacohen, Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO
The Tomb of the Patriarchs is worthy of being called a World Heritage site, not because of the tombs of our patriarchs and matriarchs, but as a monument to the Jewish national religious victory over the Muslims
What Netanyahu and the right fear from the UN agency’s decision on Hebron is not anti-Semitism, but the strengthening of the international recognition of Palestine as a state
It recognized ancient Hebron (Al-Khalil) as a world heritage site holy to three faiths, and located in Palestine. Period.
Netanyahu to cut $1 million from Israel's UN fees in response to UNESCO's recognition of Tomb of Patriarchs as endangered Palestinian site ■ President Rivlin: Organization keeps disseminating anti-Jewish lies
Israel and the U.S. waged intensive diplomatic efforts to thwart the Palestinian resolution; Israeli ministers accuse of UNESCO denying history and being anti-Semitic
Palestinians seek to have UNESCO declare sites as Palestinian heritage sites, claiming that they are endangered by the Israeli occupation
The resolution passed in Prague also urged the government to deny funding for UNESCO if it persists with policies deemed anti-Israel
Tunisian culture minister makes announcement on last day of traditional Lag b'Omer pilgrimage near Djerba's Ghriba synagogue, the oldest in Africa
Right-wing minister demanded government discuss expelling UN from Jerusalem headquarters over UNESCO vote, but MFA objects to move and will stress the office actually houses UNSCO staff
New cut to Israel's membership fees reduces yearly payment to UN to $2.7 million ■ Foreign Ministry summons Swedish ambassador for supporting resolution
More member-states oppose softer motion than in similar votes in the past after Israeli and American pressure dismantle deal between EU nations and Arab states
Foreign Ministry officials accuse Berlin of pushing for a compromise with Arab states that allows EU countries to not oppose the resolution
Antiquities official says serious damage to the Tetrapylon, a square stone platform with matching structures of four columns positioned at each corner. Only four of the 16 columns were still standing.