Oct 19, 2010

#BDS: OECD delegation to skip E. Jerusalem sites to avoid conflict

Tourism minister says he doesn't want this week's OECD conference to become political; Palestinians urge OECD members to boycott the meeting.

Under international pressure, Israel has decided not to take visiting tourism officials to Jerusalem's most famous holy sites because they are located in the disputed part of the city.
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said he doesn't want this week's meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to become political.
That means his counterparts will miss the Dome of the Rock, Western Wall and other holy sites which are located in east Jerusalem - the section of the city Palestinians hope to make their capital.

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