Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Political: 4th November, 2010

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The Education, Science and Sulture UN Organization (UNESCO) denounced Israel for including Rachel’s Tomb in the Israeli government’s heritage sites plane, as well as for the works on the Mughrabi Gate in Old Jerusalem, the situation in Gaza and eastern Jerusalem and the status of culture in the West Bank. The Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, announced (Hebrew) Israel suspends its cooperation with UNESCO on these issues. Yes the deputy minister’s spokeswoman, Irena Ettinger, published an announcement according to which Ayalon suspended Israeli cooperation with UNESCO until “this scandalous decision” is cancelled.

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November 4th, 2010 at 7:49 am