Israeli-Arab tension at WHO confab

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Arab ministers walked out on Israel’s representative during his speech at a World Health Organization conference after Israel’s representative walked out during Iran’s speech.

Israel’s deputy health minister, Ya’acov Litzman, left the conference hall in Geneva Tuesday when the Iranian health minister got up to speak.

His walkout came after the Palestinian representative called on the conference to issue a statement condemning Israel.

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