And, this is a peace partner???
Why on earth can they not hold his conference in Jerusalem???
Britain and Spain will not send delegates to the OECD's biannual tourism conference on October 20-22, because it will be held in Jerusalem, Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov (Yisrael Beiteinu ) said yesterday.
This is only the second time in its history that the conference, which this year will deal with sustainable tourism, is being held outside Paris.
"OECD officials demanded that we not bring the delegates to East Jerusalem, or that we move the conference to Tel Aviv," Misezhnikov said. "If we agreed to that, they promised to send many delegates. We held a meeting with the Foreign Ministry and decided to reject" the Tel Aviv idea.
But even after Israel agreed not to take the delegates to East Jerusalem - and even to eschew any mention of East Jerusalem during the conference - the Palestinians urged OECD members to stay away from it, Misezhnikov charged.
"The Palestinians, who insist they are a reliable negotiating partner, are continuing to cause us damage," he said. "We exerted intensive pressure via the ambassadors and decided to hold the conference despite certain countries' decision not to send delegates, including England and Spain."