Muslim protest at Paris book fair
A book fair in Paris has become the subject of controversy with several Muslim countries announcing boycotts because the guest of honour is Israel.
Saudi Arabia has become the latest to withdraw, following Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Isesco) has also urged its 50 members to pull out from the fair, which starts on 14 March.
Isesco said Israel had committed crimes against humanity in Palestinian areas.
The organisers of the book fair have said their aim is to honour literature and promote dialogue between cultures.
This year, the Paris book fair is honouring 39 writers from Israel including well-known figures like David Grossman and Amos Oz.
The organisers have said it is merely a coincidence that this happens to be the 60th anniversary of Israel’s independence.
Is there anything these folks DONT protest against?