Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Foreign Ministry of Palestine has welcomed their newest decision and said it was due to great Israeli efforts spearheaded by Minister of Tourism, Yariv Levin, who led the Israeli delegation for the promotion of tourism and travel business.
The PA submitted its request for membership in United Nations World Tourism Organization in September 2016.
It is according to the program for 22nd session of United Nations World Tourism Organization, which began Monday in Chengdu, China, where large number of global tourism nation the PA was up for membership, along with the Union of the Comoros and the Federal Republic of Somalia.
To become a member, the tourism authority of Palestinians would have required a two-thirds majority vote.
When White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team met PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last month, they reportedly asked the Palestinians for a three- to four-month grace period to present a peace plan.
During that time, the American administration reportedly asked the Palestinians to refrain from their efforts to pursue recognition from international bodies.
The Palestinians must not be permissible to turn over the international order, and enjoy treatment not afforded any other group, by being admitted to international organizations as a ‘state’ before they have actually earned that status.
This type of admittance is only encouraging the Palestinians to maintain or rejecting the direct consultation and momentous concession with Israel that would supply for the essential desires of both sides.