UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is expected to pass a decision, condemning Israel

“Persecuting journalists and activists for their views and material shared on social media platforms has been rampant in Palestine,” the report read

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in response to the vote that "to deny, hide or erase any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site, and runs counter to the reasons that justified its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list".

Israel has controlled the site since the Arab-Israeli War of 1967.

The text refers specifically to "aggressions by the Israeli Occupation Authorities" over restrictions imposed at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound - Islam's third holiest site.

Friedman reiterated that Trump would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. embassy there - which would break with decades of precedent and put Washington at odds with most United Nations member states. It ostensibly concerns the "safeguarding of the cultural heritage of Palestine" and affirms "the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions".

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Last Friday, Israel suspended all professional ties with UNESCO.

"It is not possible to continue with these resolutions at the United Nations and UNESCO that aim to attack Israel".

On Oct. 26 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO adopted a resolution in Paris that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

While Trump's earlier statements on Israel raised eyebrows among the pro-Israel community - including a vow to remain "neutral" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a refusal to say whether he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital - the presidential hopeful has changed his tune.

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In a letter sent to the 21 members of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Monday, the Palestinian and Jordanian delegations reportedly warned that should the resolution fail to pass, "the delegation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the delegation of Palestine would and according to the rules of procedure be obliged to consider other options".

The decision followed two votes in UNESCO over the past two weeks, both condemned Israel's "escalating aggression" against Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Moreover, it "stressed", the "urgent need of the implementation of the UNESCO reactive monitoring mission to the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls". Muslims revere the site "Haram Al Sharif", as its known in Arabic, as the place where Prophet Mohammad ascended into heaven and to which Jesus will return on judgement day. "It calls for respecting the status quo of its religious sites", Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), said.

In addition, a group of USA senators and Congress members earlier in the week sent a letter initiated by Sen. "He's not afraid to identify the enemy as radical Islam, and he's not going to support the two-state solution", he said, referring to long-standing efforts to forge peace with the Palestinians.

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As for surviving the natural disaster, the Israeli politician said that “going through the quake was not the most comfortable of experiences, but we trusted that the Holy See would keep us safe.”. "They want to ensure that the next American president is going to be favourable to Israel continuing to hold on to the West Bank and expand the settlement enterprise".

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