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US to Quit UN Human Rights Council?

US to Quit UN Human Rights Council?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Politico, the US is considering quitting the UN Human Rights Council. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on

UNESCO Declares Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim Sites

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO passed a resolution condemning Israeli aggression on the Temple Mount and recognizing the Tomb of the Patriarchs (in Hebron) and Rachel’s Tomb (between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) as Muslim sites. The Palestinians were forced to back off efforts to declare the Western Wall a Muslim site when UNESCO chief, Irina Bokova,

Palestinians Blame Radiation Poisoning For Arafat’s Death

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Al Jazeera reports that Yasser Arafat died of radiation poisoning, prompting Palestinian officials to tell AFP they seek an international investigation modeled after the UN’s inquiry into the Rafik Hariri

Palestinians: UNESCO Will Help Us Bar Jews From Praying at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Palestinian officials are openly talking about using UNESCO to prohibit Jews from worshipping at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. Religious freedom in the Holy Land’s always a hot media topic during the Christmas season, and Karl Vick of Time got himself a scoop sure to raise red flags: There’s not much about the site that’s in doubt,

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