UNESCO’s pulling of Jewish exhibit is product of classic Jew hatred.
This is about (as it’s rightly stated in the article) the total elimination of the Jewish narrative (and correct narrative I might add). This coincides with the OIC’s usurpation of human rights (industry), as well as denial of Islamic antisemitism while it carves out the pre-eminent position of victim hood for its member states whose beliefs (Islam 101) are the chief driving forces of discrimination, terror and outright murder. For Jews, Christians and other religious groups wanting to maintain their cultural heritage and identity, its islamofauxbia.
NOTE: The TT’s good buddy TINSC: In a world void of antisemitism, the War Against Israel (WAI) could not exist.
A Slap In The Face To Every Jew – The UN’s Latest Insult To Israel
By Nidra Poller
Paris 21 January 2014
Not surprised but shocked. That’s how Shimon Samuels, Director of International Relations at the Simon Weisenthal Center, described his reaction to the abrupt cancelation on the eve of the exhibition “People, book, land / The 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land.” The exhibition, co-sponsored by the SWC and UNESCO, had been elaborated over a two-year period under the watchful eyes of a series of more or less knowledgeable scholars appointed by UNESCO to weed out any word, image, idea or pebble that might “offend.” For example, “Israel” in the title had to be changed to the “Holy Land.”
This and countless other painful concessions granted in the interest of harmony were not enough to spare the sensitivity of the 22 Arab delegations. In a letter addressed to UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova six days before the scheduled opening, they demanded cancelation of the exhibition on the grounds that the “eminently political” theme, which is the “warhorse of the anti-peace camp” in Israel, is detrimental to the negotiations currently spurred by Secretary of State John Kerry. Lacking the courage to oppose the injunction but apparently ashamed of obeying it, Madame Bokova postponed the exhibition… indefinitely.
JEW HATING CARTOON PUBLISHED BY RICHARD FALK, UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN RIGHTS
They had come to Paris for the January 20th inauguration; instead of which they spoke their minds to a slim audience of journalists and members of civil society in a meeting room of a hotel near the Champs Elysées.
“A slap in the face to every Jew,” declared Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Weisenthal Center. And not only to Jews, attested by the presence of two members of the Honorary Committee, the Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal and the Archbishop emeritus of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton. Sansal is not surprised by the last-minute attack mounted by the Arab delegations. “They did the same thing to me.” Initially awarded the prize for the Arab novel, created by Arab ambassadors to France, Sansal was rejected at the last minute because he had attended the International Writers Festival in Jerusalem. He is calling for an investigation into the shameful behavior of Irina Bokova, an insult to UNESCO, to the authors and sponsors of the exhibition, to French authorities who were supposed to attend the inauguration, and to Arab nations for giving in to their worst impulses.
Rabbi Cooper outlined the meticulous vetting process imposed on the distinguished Hebrew University scholar Robert Wistrrich, author of the exhibition. He held up photos of some of the panels: beginning with “Children of Abraham,” “Biblical Prophets,” “If I forget thee ô Jerusalem: Science, Technology &Human Values,” and ending with “A People of Hope.”
THE ISAIAH SCROLL FROM THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
There has been an outpouring of messages of support from individuals and groups, including members of the U.S. Congress. The American ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, objects to the cancelation and wants to bring to the UN headquarters in New York. However, the State Department had declined an invitation to join the sponsors—Israel, Canada, and Montenegro—on grounds strangely similar to those expressed by the Arab contingent of UNESCO, namely that the exhibition could somehow disturb the ongoing peace negotiations.
On the contrary, says Rabbi Cooper, telling the truth about the history of the Jewish people is necessary. “Diplomats sign treaties but people make peace. They have to respect each other’s narratives.” He reminds us of a credo shared with Shimon Samuels and inspired by the example of Simon Weisenthal: we are prepared to stand in ceremonies of remembrance of dead Jews if we are shown respect for living Jews. Rabbi Cooper concluded forthrightly: “UNESCO blew it big time!”