Despite Israel’s efforts, U.N. listing ruins near Jericho as a World Heritage Site in Palestine

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'Seven Trumpets of Jericho' by James Tissot
‘Seven Trumpets of Jericho’ by James Tissot

(HAARETZ) — A United Nations conference voted Sunday to list ruins of the ancient West Bank city of Jericho as a World Heritage Site in Palestine.

The decision prompted a harsh response from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which deemed it in a statement published Sunday evening “another sign of the Palestinians’ cynical use of UNESCO and their politicization of it.”

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“Israel will work alongside its many friends in the organization in order to change all of [these] distorted decisions,” it added.

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