News Brief 7/3/2012, Tammuz 13, 5772
US Charges UNESCO with ‘Hotwiring PA Heritage Site’
The U.S. State Dept. charged UNESCO on Monday with “hotwiring” a Palestinian Authority demand that the Church of Nativity be declared a PA heritage site.
The designation is usually reserved for sites that are under the threat of destruction. The United Nations agency, which recently accepted the Palestinian Authority as a member over American objections, rejected its own advisors’ opinions and named the church in Bethlehem as an official Palestinian Authority heritage site.