The announcement came at the heels of a new resolution passed Wednesday by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee that denied the Jews' ties to the Temple Mount and other holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Jewish boys wave Israeli flags near the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem as part of celebrations for Jerusalem Day, June 5, 2016.
In a letter sent to World Heritage Committee on Monday, the Palestinian and Jordanian delegations reportedly threatened to strengthen the Muslim claims to the site in the resolution, unless there was a consensus vote on the existing text.
The resolutionpassed in a secret ballot by a vote of 10 to 2, with eight abstentions.
Israel occupied and later annexed Palestinian east Jerusalem in 1967 in a move never recognised by the global community.
Israel's ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen demonstratively responded to the adoption of the resolution at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris by throwing the resolution into a garbage bin bearing a sign reading "History." .
The hilltop site is known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or "the noble sanctuary", and to Jews as the Temple Mount.
More countries opposed or abstained on the resolution than voted for it in the UNESCO executive board's preliminary balloting on October 13.
In Wednesday's secret ballot, the United Nations cultural body agreed to retain the site on the list of endangered world heritage and criticized Israel for its continuous refusal to let the body's experts access Jerusalem's holy sites to determine their conservation status.
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On Israel's side, officials including the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have continued to complain that the language of the resolution failed to refer to the Western Wall and Temple Mount by its Hebrew name and used inverted commas when referring to the Western Wall in earlier drafts.
Most nations - including Canada - do not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
"My administration will stand side-by-side with the Jewish people and Israel's leaders to continue strengthening the bridges that connect, not only Jewish Americans and Israelis, but also all Americans and Israelis", he added.
Following a pro-Trump rally at Jerusalem's Mount Zion, David Friedman also said the USA presidential candidate was "tremendously sceptical" about the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
UNESCO is expected to make a decision that condemns Israel for their "acts against holy sites for Islam".
"Recent UNESCO resolutions that deny Jewish and Christian ties to holy sites in Jerusalem not only reinforces the necessity of withholding American funding from this counterproductive UN organization, but also call into question future US membership in UNESCO", read the letter. For one, the resolution is titled "Occupied Palestine", and was submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan.
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence also appeared in a pre-recorded video message, emphasizing the ties between America and Israel, and referring to Jerusalem as "the eternal, undivided capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish state".
The document is one-sided in more ways than simple semantics.