In August 2018, An-Najah University in Nablus held a ceremony to recognize 61 prisoners incarcerated in Israel’s Nafha Prison who had completed a course in international law and human rights. According to the university, the ceremony was organized by the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Democracy and Peace at An-Najah, in cooperation with Fatah
Anne Herzberg argues that UN Secretary General Guterres has taken steps to begin repairing the relationship between Israel and the UN but more forceful steps still need to be taken.
Gerald Steinberg argues that in order to counter the role of NGOs in the vicious Jerusalem propaganda wars, as in the other dimensions of NGO demonization of Israel, confronting the European governments that are their funder/enablers is central.
The UNESCO decisions that deny Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are based on a narrative that is bolstered by a massive, European-funded NGO campaign.