Boulder Council Rejects Nablus As Sister City

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Boulder officials have rejected a proposal to make the West Bank town of Nablus the city’s eighth sister city.

Opponents said Monday that Nablus would be an inappropriate sister-city partner because of alleged human rights violations under the Palestinian Authority, including reports of honor killings of women and an alleged lack of respect for press freedom. Palestinian officials have declined comment.

Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Scott Levin says a group promoting the sister-city relationship has political motivations, and the city should not take sides in an international dispute.

RELATED: Boulder Receives More Than 400 Emails About The Planned Relationship

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