On Tuesday, after 22 countries voted in favor of it while only 10 in the opposition, an anti-Israel UNESCO resolution passed. The other 23 countries abstained from voting while the representatives from three countries did not show up.
Before the said decision, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the UNESCO. “There’s no other nation in the world for which Jerusalem is as holy and important as it is for the Jewish people, even though a UNESCO discussion today will try to deny this simple truth. We don’t recognize UNESCO. We believe in our truth, which is the truth,” he said during the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem.
A resolution that was submitted to the Palestinians states that Israel’s actions in Jerusalem as the ruling authority are illegal and condemns Israel for not complying with the previous resolutions passed by the organization.