Israel recalls UNESCO ambassador in protest at Jerusalem resolutions

Israel on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the UN culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks stating that Israeli leaders had ignored Judaism's connection with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the decision after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Paris adopted the resolution entitled "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls" in which the UN body expressed concerns about Israel's construction and archaeological excavation in Jerusalem.

The voting took place 8 days after the UNESCO passed a similar motion which defines Al-Aqsa Mosque only as a Muslim holy site of worship.

The resolution proposed by Kuwait, Lebanon, and Tunisia calls on parties concerned to make a long-term effort to issue a revised resolution or lighten the words used in the document.

Source: VOV5