UNESCO has finally resolved disputes between Muslims and Jews

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 13:45

The resolution, which protects the Muslims right on Islamic Holy places, which located in Jerusalem, was finally adopted. The document, was put forward the discussion by Egypt and Palestine, condemns the occupation of Palestine and Israel's efforts to prevent Muslims to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest shrine after Mecca and Medina.

After the resolution was adopted for the first time, Tel Aviv severed ties with UNESCO in protest. However, after that Mexico changed its opinion and, together with Brazil, demanded to repeat polls. 

UNESCO Executive Committee rejected the claims of the countries, and adopted a resolution by the absolute majority. The United States, Great Britain, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Estonia and Germany voted against.

Moreover, Japan has also recently ceased cooperation with UNESCO and several other UN agencies due to the acceptance of the documents testifying Nanking Massacre as the World Heritage.