Israel has long criticized the anti-Israel bias within UNESCO, where Israel and its allies are far outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters. Since 2009, UNESCO has passed 71 resolutions condemning Israel and only two resolutions against all other countries combined.
This is “a great day for Israel, it’s a great day for America, but I believe it’s also a great day for peace,” Netanyahu stated at the historic US Embassy opening in Jerusalem.
President Donald Trump declared Monday a “great day” for Israel as his top aides celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Abbas flew to Brussels to seek official and immediate recognition of a Palestinian state but failed to generate support.
At a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s residence, Pence and Netanyahu stressed their deep friendship and the common goals shared by the US and Israel, including the resolve to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.