Jerusalem

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.

News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 28 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief committed to fighting anti-Semitism which is “alive and well”

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"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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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief condemns deadly shooting at Old City of Jerusalem

A deadly attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

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News in Brief 09 January 2017 (PM)

Terror “will not bring a solution” to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

“Violence and terror” will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, following an attack which left four Israelis dead in Jerusalem.

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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.