World Heritage Committee

Detail from a catacomb wall and a menorah, at Beit She’arim.

World heritage, Israeli style

Since Palestine joined UNESCO as a member in 2011, it has had three sites approved: the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Battir and Hebron’s Old Town.


Israel: UNESCO is a full partner in Palestinian incitement

Israel's UNESCO ambassador in Paris condemned UNESCO's actions as helping encourage Palestinian incitement.

The ancient Iranian city of Yazd

WATCH: Beyond Hebron, UNESCO recognizes 21 new World Heritage sites

Ancient Iranian city, Japanese island among attractions deemed worthy of protection.

Tomb of the Patriarchs

The flip-flopping UNESCO text for Hebron inscription

The International Council of Monuments and Sites evaluates property for inscription on the World Heritage List and the World Heritage in Danger list.

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