UNESCO's Administrative Committee will today repeat a vote held last week which denied the existence of a relationship between Judaism and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Mexico requested the vote be repeated, taking advantage of a provision which allows for a repeat of ballots on a resolution within a certain period of time, asking to change its vote in support of the motion to an abstention.
If all other member states vote in the same manner they did previously, the change in Mexico' position will not alter the outcome of the resolution.
Israel's Haaretz newspaper said Mexico had changed its position following widespread protests by the Jewish community in the country. They had argued that the president had promised not to support the bill but later instructed Ministry of Foreign Affairs to vote in favour of the resolution.
Israel hopes other countries will change their vote and thereby changing the outcome of the ballot which also condemns Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Following the vote last week, Israel had suspended ties with UNESCO.
Update: 14:06 GMT – UNESCO revote on Jewish link to Al-Aqsa cancelled
How countries voted previously
Countries in support of the motion:
Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Vietnam
Israel, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the UK and the US
Albania, Argentina, Cameroon, Cote de'Ivoire, El Salvador, Spain, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Paraguay, South Korea, St. Kits and Nevis, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Togo, Trinidad and Ukraine
Serbia and Turkmenistan