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France: Why did Israel cancel our Jerusalem Cultural institution event?

Saturday 23/March/2019 - 11:26 AM
Netanyahu and Macron
Netanyahu and Macron


The Jerusalem Post

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned vice-ambassador Mark Atali on Friday to explain why Israel decided to cancel an event funded by the Palestinian Authority meant to take place at the French Cultural Institute in Jerusalem، Maariv reported.

The Israeli position is that any activity that has the character of sovereignty on behalf of the Palestinian Authority is forbidden in the state of Israel.

""Israel will not agree any events by the Palestinian Authority will be held in Jerusalem." Atali is reported to have told his French hosts، "Israel also expects her friends will honor established rules."

Earlier on Friday France joined the EU in saying it will not recognize Israeli control of the Gold Heights.

Edited by Rabea Yehia

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