A Unesco panel has backed a second resolution that rejects the Jewish connection to Temple Mount.
Ten member states supported the motion, two opposed it, eight abstained and a representative of one member state was absent.
The resolution was a mildly watered down version of a similar declaration adopted two weeks ago. It referred to the Western Wall using its Hebrew name and without the quotation marks that appeared in the previous statement. The Kotel’s Arabic-Muslim name, al-Buraq plaza, was removed. The term "occupying force” was also left out.
The decision to hold a second vote was prompted by the diplomatic uproar that followed the original resolution.