Tag Archives: israel

US leaves UNESCO

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by Emily Gould

Following the series of controversial decisions for which the Trump administration has come to be known, this month the US Department of State has notified the UNESCO Director-General of its decision to withdraw from the organisation. Amongst the reasons presented are ‘concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO’, ‘the need for fundamental reform in the organisation’ […]

Acts of Grace

Posted on: September 5, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Yesterday’s Acts of Grace seminar on the voluntary return of cultural property was held at the historic Church of St Olave in Hart Street, a jewel amidst the bustle of London’s City. Papers were presented by a variety of speakers on a variety of topics. They were as follows: The colourful story of St Olave’s by Reverend […]

No Attachment for Iranian Antiquities, Once Again

Posted on: April 24, 2014 by Alexander Herman

A group of nine individuals, survivors of a vicious 1997 Hamas terrorist attack in Jerusalem, have once again failed to seize certain Iranian antiquities in US museums in order to satisfy judgment obtained from a D.C. Court. The 2003 default judgment from the D.C. District Court had held Iran, as sponsor of Hamas at the time, […]