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Political: April 20, 2012‎

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The separation wall is planned to cut in half the agricultural lands of the village Batir, near Jerusalem, whose terraces and ancient aqueduct are candidates to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. The wall could separate the villagers from 740 acres of their land.

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April 20th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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