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UNESCO expected to adopt controversial Jerusalem resolution

  • FILE - In this Friday, June 17, 2016 file photo, Palestinians pray in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City. UNESCO's executive board is meeting for a vote on a resolution that minimizes Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem. The board's decision is scheduled in the Paris-based organization around midday on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The draft resolution, titled "Occupied Palestine" and sponsored by several Arab countries, uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims, which includes the Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical temple and the holiest site where Jews can pray. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, file)

    FILE - In this Friday, June 17, 2016 file photo, Palestinians pray in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City. UNESCO's executive board is meeting for a vote on a resolution that minimizes Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem. The board's decision is scheduled in the Paris-based organization around midday on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The draft resolution, titled "Occupied Palestine" and sponsored by several Arab countries, uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims, which includes the Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical temple and the holiest site where Jews can pray. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen speaks to the media as he walks out of the meeting room at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, Monday Oct. 17, 2016. UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen speaks to the media as he walks out of the meeting room at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, Monday Oct. 17, 2016. UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Staff members arrive at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization entrance hall at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, Monday Oct. 17, 2016. UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem _ and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Staff members arrive at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization entrance hall at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, Monday Oct. 17, 2016. UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem _ and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

UNESCO's executive board is meeting for a vote on a resolution that minimizes Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem.

The board's decision is scheduled in the Paris-based organization around midday on Tuesday. A majority of those voting is required for adoption.

Israel last week suspended its ties with the U.N. cultural agency over the measure.

The draft resolution, titled "Occupied Palestine" and sponsored by several Arab countries, uses only the Islamic name for a hilltop compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims, which includes the Western Wall, a remnant of the biblical temple and the holiest site where Jews can pray.

Israelis and many Jews around the world saw it as the latest example of an ingrained bias against Israel at the United Nations.