OECD conference to go ahead in J'lem despite Arab pressure

Despite ongoing pressure by the Arab League and the Palestinian Authority on OECD member states to boycott the organization’s tourism summit scheduled to take place this week in Jerusalem, a majority of participant countries have elected to attend. According to the ministry of tourism, as of Monday, 26 out of 33 member states have confirmed they will be sending a delegation to the summit, which begins Wednesday.
On Monday, Mohammed Sobeih, deputy secretary general for Palestinian affairs in the Cairo-based Arab League, told reporters that the league sent letters to foreign ministers, especially from Europe, urging a boycott of the conference because it was being held in Jerusalem.