The plan, announced in February by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, includes historical trails which take in Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Both these cities are in the occupied West Bank. The Haaretz website reports Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the plan shows Israel is “an occupying power intent on consolidating Palestinian lands.”
The United Israel Appeal of New South Wales, which accepts tax-deductible donations, provides
half of the money it raises [CORRECTION]: half of the money its Women’s Fund raises to the Keren Heyesod organisation in Israel. Earlier this month, Keren Heyesod signed an agreement with Mr Netanyahu pledging financial support for the heritage plan.