UNESCO said the resolution was presented by its executive board members: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Sudan, and Occupied Palestine, and aims at protecting Palestinian heritage in the occupied eastern Jerusalem city and affirming on Jerusalem as a city that belong to all religions.
Carson explained that "anti-Israel" bias at the U.N. led the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to pass a resolution denying Judeo-Christian connections to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. A draft form of the resolution had already been approved by a commission last week.
The resolution is not expected to have a direct impact on Jerusalem itself, but it deepened tensions within Unesco, which is also facing a diplomatic dispute between Japan and China that threatens funding.
Bokova's statement came after Israel announced it was suspending its cooperation with UNESCO over the vote, with Education Minister Naftali Bennett saying the motion was a denial of history that "gives a boost to terrorism".
Japan provided almost 9.6 percent of the operating budget and considering that the United States cut off its share after Palestine was permitted to join, 22 percent in 2011, the total shortage represents almost one-third of the budget.
The executive board of the United Nations cultural agency voted to adopt a controversial resolution that denies a Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Islamic Waqf, which runs the al-Haram al-Sharif (holy sanctuary) compound, the location of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, said worshippers kept a close eye on the tour, to make sure there were no illegal religious rituals performed on the site.
Jews refer to the hilltop compound in Jerusalem's Old City as the Temple Mount.
"An entire section of the proposal dedicated specifically to the Temple Mount complex refers only to the site's Muslim names (Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif) and fails to mention its Hebrew or English names (Har HaBayit or Temple Mount)", i24News reports.
It is the second time this year that UNESCO angered Israel.
The status of Jerusalem is the thorniest issue of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
"We won't negotiate and we won't take part in these ugly games", the regime's ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, said after the ratification.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, for his part, described the resolution as a "victory for the Palestinian cause" and hailed UNESCO for resisting Israeli pressures to reverse the decision. Notably, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia and Lithuania cast the only negative votes.
The Palestinian government welcomed on Tuesday a recent UNESCO vote on Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque. "There is no place for these games in UNESCO".
The east Jerusalem site is a 14-hectare (35-acre) rectangular esplanade at the southeast corner of the Old City which was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed in a move never internationally recognised.
"This is a historic decision", he said of Tuesday's vote. "A two-state solution is the just end of this conflict". Please see our terms of service for more information.