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Palestinian and Israeli architects divided over UKTI visit


I would like to congratulate the UKTI for promoting British architecture and helping us to get work abroad. I am glad that they are being open minded and have not given in to the recent bully / hate campaign lead by the RIBA’s motion. It appears that the UKTI is doing the job that should be RIBA’s purpose and at least they are engaging with both sides to create work that benefits both sides. i.e. does not create further divisions. However, it is a shame that the AAP chose to miss another opportunity of progress to build for its own people and chose again the path of hate and revenge which lead to nowhere. Regarding the destruction of holy and historic places by Israel; I am slightly shocked by this statement as the Palestinian's Wakf is digging under the temple mount since the 1990’s to destroy any proof of Jewish past ownership of the land. They also destroyed the Tomb of Josef and vandalised badly the Rachel's Tomb. So this is far from being one sided story. I wish that RIBA will put the same amount of energy to promote change within our outdated and dysfunction planning system in the UK instead of fighting foreign wars it does not understand and can't possibly win.

Posted date

27 November, 2014

Posted time

2:36 pm