UNESCO adopts controversial anti-Israel resolution

On 21st October, the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted in favor of a resolution condemning Israel. Initially the text included a bid to have the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, recognized as an “integral part” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which was later dropped. The anti-Israel resolution was eventually adopted, with only the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US voting against. See below for a breakdown of the vote result:

Yes No Abstained Absent
Afghanistan Czech Republic Albania Turkmenistan
Algeria Estonia Angola
Argentina Germany Austria
Bangladesh Netherlands El Salvador
Belize United Kingdom Ethiopia
Brazil United States France
Chad Gabon
China Gambia
Cuba Guinea
Dominican Republic Italy
Ecuador Japan
Egypt Malawi
India Montenegro
Indonesia Nepal
Kuwait Papua New Guinea
Mali Republic of Korea
Mauritius Saint Kitts and Nevis
Mexico Spain
Morocco Sweden
Mozambique Thailand
Namibia FYROM
Nigeria Togo
Pakistan Trinidad and Tobago
Russian Federation Uganda
Tunisia Ukraine
United Arab Emirates



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