Immediately upon occupying the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in June of 1967, Israel annexed some 7,000 hectares of West Bank land to the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem and in breach of international law, applied Israeli law there. Adding 6,400 more hectares to Jerusalem’s […]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

150: November 27, 1996, stated the “Old City of Jerusalem” was inscribed on the endangered world heritage list, and labelled Israel’s opening of an entrance to a tunnel near the al-Aqsa Mosque “an act which has offended religious sensibilities in the world”. 159: June 15, 2000, expressed […]


Resolution 2253: July 4, 1967, expressed concern at Israel’s attempts to change the status of Jerusalem and called for “all measures already taken” to be rescinded and no further such action. Resolution 36/15: October 28, 1981, determined that Israel’s transformation of Jerusalem, including historical, cultural and religious sites, […]

UN Security Council

Resolution 242: November 22, 1967, the unanimously adopted resolution called on Israel to withdraw its armed forces from territories occupied in the 1967 conflict. Resolution 250: April 27, 1968, asked Israel not to hold a military parade in Jerusalem. Resolution 251: May 2, 1968, condemned Israel holding the […]