Wednesday, September 13, the Secretariat of the world tourism organization (UNWTO) has notified Ramallah that the consideration of the adoption of the Palestinian authority in the organization postponed for two years. This was reported by the website Nana10.
Media noted that the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of tourism of Israel has used all available diplomatic means to prevent the decision of the Palestinian authority in the UNWTO, which is one of the institutions of the UN.
The «Arutz-7,» notes that the Minister of tourism Yariv Levin in the course of negotiations with foreign colleagues focused on the fact that the Palestinian authority is not a sovereign state and therefore cannot be admitted.
Thus till last moment in the UNWTO talked about the Palestinian authority as an independent state. In one of the latest reports of UNWTO, in particular, stated that the Palestinian authority — the «country» with one of the fastest growing tourist industry. The authors of the report wrote that tourism in Judea and Samaria grew by 57.8 per cent, at a time when the rest of Israel this figure was 25.1%.
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