The Israeli Ambassador should rip it down in the same spirit as his colleague Ambassador Zvi Mazel did in Sweden.
Ottawa won’t Remove Exhibit Honoring Child-Murderers
By Dalit Halevy, Gil Ronen
The City of Ottawa has no plans to remove an exhibit at City Hall that glorifies barbaric child-killing terrorists, despite the Israeli ambassador’s protests, conveyed in a meeting with Mayor Jim Watson.
The deputy city manager said the city isn’t embarrassed by the exhibit and has no plans to take it down, according to the Toronto Sun.
Toronto-based artist Rehab Nazzal created the exhibit, called “Invisible,” which includes a piece called “Target,” comprised of a series of projections against a white wall depicting what the artist calls “assassinated Palestinian figures.” The exhibit booklet says the projections — which are flashed quickly on the wall making their written descriptions difficult to read — are of “lost artists, activists, writers and leaders.”
Ambassador Rafael Barak said he isn’t demanding the artwork be removed, but wants to let Canadians know that some of the alleged “artists and leaders” were also murderers. “I think the Canadian public should know that these people killed civilians,” Barak said. “In a way, this exhibit is glorifying terrorism.”
The pictures include the face of Salah Halef, or Abu Iyad, who founded the Black September terrorist group, which murdered 11 Israeli athletes and officials at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.