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Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

January 31, 2013


Israel is forging ahead with plans to invest in a number of its national heritage sites, including nine sites along the West Bank. The plans, including that of adding a handicapped accessible entrance to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, have elicited a an angry response from Palestinians. When Israeli officials initially announced that they would […]

Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

July 17, 2012


UNESCO has recently added 26 new sites to its World Heritage List. In total, five sites were added to the “natural” category, one site was added to the “mixed” category, and 20 sites were added to the “cultural” category. Over half of the new World Heritage sites are located outside of North America and Europe. […]

Palestine Signs on to the 1970 UNESCO Convention

April 27, 2012


On 22 March 2012, Palestine deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This makes Palestine the 122nd State party to the Convention. Late in 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

Disputes Over Cultural Property in Israel and Palestine

May 25, 2011


Finally, I have arrived. I realized it this morning when I saw that I had been quoted in The Art Newspaper, which I love.  I’m talking about multiple-paragraphs-quoted.   I also managed not to say anything too entirely asinine. Like I said — arrived. Check out Israel and Palestine: who owns what? covering debates over […]