UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency announced on Tuesday that it was removing the place that is officially recognized as the Birthplace of Jesus, from its List of World Heritage in Danger – crediting extensive restorative work on Bethlehem’s Nativity Church, in Palestine.

"Vital” that status quo is preserved for Jerusalem sites: UN Coordinator

It is “vital” that the status quo for Jerusalem’s holy sites is preserved, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process said on Tuesday, following days of violent unrest that has claimed seven lives.

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Hebron now “epicentre of violence” in Israel-Palestine unrest

The “epicentre of violence” in on-going clashes between Israelis and Palestinians has moved from Jerusalem, to the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Following latest deadly attack in Jerusalem, UN chief warns of 'dangerous slide towards escalation'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks on Saturday in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the killing of two members of an Israeli family and injuries to Israelis and Palestinians in subsequent incidents in various Jerusalem neighborhoods.

General Assembly President voices concern on activities at Jerusalem cemetery

General Assembly President Ali Treki expressed profound concern today at what he called the desecration of the ancient Muslim cemetery of Mamilla in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem must be capital of both Israel and Palestine, Ban says

Jerusalem must be the capital of two States – Israel and Palestine – living side-by-side in peace and security, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all, if peace in the Middle East is to be achieved, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today.

UN calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian homes

The United Nations today called on Israel to immediately halt forced evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, warning that as many as 60,000 people there may be at risk of forced evictions, demolitions and displacement.

UN official urges new international effort to safeguard Jerusalem's Old City

The head of the Nations cultural organization today called for a new, non-political international effort to safeguard the heritage of Jerusalem's Old City.

Annan condemns suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the attack in Jerusalem by a suicide bomber.