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UN Resolution on Jerusalem Shelved

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This week - and in the weeks leading up to it - Stand for Israel has kept you abreast of the impending UNESCO vote that would challenge the Holy City's Jewish history, a vote that was to happen today. The Times of Israel, however, brings us good news - because of the anti-Israel delegations' inability to garner enough support, their anti-Israel legislation has been delayed, for at least the time being:

The vote was postponed minutes before the proceedings began when the Palestinian and Jordanian delegations, which had proposed the resolution, could not secure enough votes to ensure its passage. It is unclear if and when they will propose the resolution again.

Israel has put pressure on UN members to reject the vote, including in a letter Monday by Foreign Ministry chief Dore Gold, and vocal complaints from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a previous UNESCO vote on Jerusalem in April.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon told The Times of Israel that the Jewish state’s diplomats had worked hard to reach attain this outcome.

“Israel is constantly working, both directly and through friendly countries, to prevent the resolution’s proposal, as well as to ensure a majority is not reached,” he said...

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