Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • What is driving Palestine’s tourism boom? | October 30, 2017
    Palestine topped the UN list for the fastest-growing tourism industry, a recent report by the UN World Tourism Organisation revealed. What is driving the increase in foreign tourists, and what activities are on offer to visitors despite Israel’s occupation? .....
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  • PA files emergency procedure to recognize Battir as UNESCO-site | February 18, 2014
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has to begin its deliberations as to whether the the village Battir should be classified as a World Heritage Site. Considerations began 31 January after the Palestinian Authority (PA) filed a last-minute emergency procedure to register the village on UNESCO‘s list of ... .....
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  • Israel rejects Palestinian petition to redirect Wall in Cremisan valley | May 29, 2013
    The Israeli Special Objection Court rejected the latest petition from Palestinian landowners in the town of Beit Jala to redirect the wall that intends to cut off the Cremisan Valley—located in the Bethlehem district—from the surrounding villages of the Jerusalem area. The ruling, rendered official on 26 April 2013, allows for the continuation ... .....
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  • Israel cancels UNESCO’s visit to the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem | May 22, 2013
    On Sunday 19 May, a few hours before a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) mission was due to arrive in Jerusalem to carry out an examination of the state of conservation of the Old City, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs came up with a surprising announcement, cancelling the visit at the last minute.  .....
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  • Apartheid Wall threatens 2000 years of agriculture in Battir | February 11, 2013
    The unique system of terraced agriculture practiced in Battir has continued without stop throughout wars dating back from the eras of the Romans to the Mamluks to the Ottomans. It survived the devastation of Israel‘s 1948 land grab, the 1967 war and two intifadas.  But now Israel plans to build its Apartheid Wall directly through the terraces... .....
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