Well that's because it was never "in danger" in the first place. This was just a ploy to bash Israel and successfully drive it out of UNESCO.
Yes, if it hadn't been accepted that it was imminently "in danger" then Palestine couldn't have proposed its nomination on an "emergency basis" back in 2012!! And got it with great difficulty during which many States Parties (SPs) didn't agree that it was an "In danger" issue. So. it was quite interesting to hear the discussion on this item and experience it as a small example of the "airbrushing" of history".
The proposal to remove Bethlehem from the "in Danger list" was presented as a matter of great "Celebration". States Parties etc fell over each other to congratulate everyone involved for this wonderful "success story" and presented it as an "exemplary Case" for everyone to look at in the future to show, when the World pulls together, what can be achieved in improved conservation. Brazil, Tunisia, Norway, Kuwait, Spain, Azerbaijan, Hungary, St Kitts, Tanzania, Bahrain, China, Zimbabwe, Australia and Cuba all congratulated every one and his dog for what had been achieved -"extraordinary work"...... The removal was accepted "nem con" of course - cue APPLAUSE - Palestine gave a thankyou speech - cue APPLAUSE and HUGS/KISSES all round!!!
It would be VERY interesting to know the reality of what the emergency inscription of Bethlehem and its placement on the "In danger list" actually achieved. ICOMOS gave a speech in which it listed things which had been done and fully supported the removal. But it made absolutely NO MENTION of its own 2012 recommendation/conclusion that ".. ICOMOS does not consider that the property can be considered to have been severely damaged or to be under imminent threat. ICOMOS does not consider that there is 'any immediate action' that could be taken by the Committee that 'is necessary for the survival of the property"
This obviously wasn't the time to go over old history - rather one for mutual back slapping!!
Undoubtedly, actions have taken place which might not have occurred if the inscription hadn't taken place - some of the SPs making their speeches took the opportunity to mention that their country had been one of those giving money for the work - e.g Brazil!! We were told that, inter alia, the "Tunnel under Manger sq" had been cancelled. But this hadn't been mentioned before and presumably (??) was under control of the Palestinian Auth anyway with or without Inscription/In Danger.
The point was also made about this being one of very few "good news" stories coming out of Palestine and would help raise the spirits there. It was also a good news story in terms of the preservation of a Christian Chruch in an Arab country (Hungary had the temerity to mention that "unfortunate" aspect!!) - so I guess one shouldn't be a "party pooper" and try to throw cold water on the celebrations. It is indeed GREAT that preservation work has been successfully carried out on the Church - but it just a shame that it took such a transparently political set of actions to bring it about and that those involved, conveniently "forget" the history.