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[Former MK] Carmel Shama Hacohen, Israel's envoy to the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Carmel Shama Hacohen, has been recalled to Jerusalem “for consultations.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled the envoy on Wednesday as a protest in response to the vote by the organization’s World Heritage Committee approving its latest resolution erasing the ancient historic Judaic ties with Jerusalem.

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“The theater of the absurd continues, and I have decided to invite Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO back to Israel for consultations. We will decide what to do and what follow-up measures will face this organization,” Netanyahu said Wednesday night in an address at IDC Herzliya.

The 21-member Committee passed the resolution, proposed by Tunisia and Lebanon on behalf of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, with 10 votes in favor of the measure — only the Muslim nations, plus Cuba and Vietnam. The PA and Jordan didn’t vote, as neither is a committee member.

The resolution denies any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and any other sacred site in the holy city.

Only two member states opposed the resolution, which barely passed with less than a majority in a secret vote that was forced upon the committee in a surprise move by Croatia and Tanzania. Eight states abstained. One member was absent from the room and the remainder submitted blank forms.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. My suggestion to Israel. to respond to #Unesco.

    Step 1- all media who say they are based in Gaza and syria are now no longer allowed to stay in the bar at the King david in Jerusalem and have to actually stay in Gaza and Syria. this may have the added benefit of actually improving media coverage.

    Step 2- all UN employees who work for any Un agency are immediately evicted from tel aviv and Jerusalem and can stay in Gaza , Jordan , and Syria, including the Gay ones like Chris Gunness who lives in Tel aviv with his idiot Jewish Boyfriend. why should Israel be housing and protecting these clowns.

    Step 3-the next time the UN white mice are on the run from isis, they are to be told in no uncertain terms that hiding in israel is no longer an option, run to another border.

    Step 4-Immediate removal of the Waqf back to Jordan, Temple mount administration to be taken over by the Temple institute.

    step 5- any action within jerusalem deemed contrary to the public good or safety will result in the immediate expulsion of said family, to either Gaza or Ramallah their property to be immediately forfeit to any victims and if there are no victims to the state of israel.

    step 6- muslims can pray at al aqsa, but the dome of the rock to be immediately removed (by non jewish labourers) and the Temple to be designed and built according to Jewish plans. (al aqsa is not the Golden dome)

    step 7- during the initial hue and cry, all jews on the planet are allowed to tell anyone whining about this to go eff their hat.

    step 8- Israel tells world, you brought this on yourselves.

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