“UNESCO’s decision is wrong and should be reversed … . The United States has engaged at senior levels to urge UNESCO to allow this exhibit to proceed as soon as possible.  UNESCO is supposed to be fostering discussion and interaction between civil society and member states, and organizations such as the Wiesenthal Center have a right to be heard and to contribute to UNESCO’s mission.” – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power (pictured) as quoted in Reuters News Agency (story below)

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomes Ambassador Samantha Power’s statement condemning UNESCO’s abrupt cancellation of the exhibition on the 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish people to the Holy Land due to a last minute protest by the 22-nation Arab Group at UNESCO. …

The exhibition, two years in the making, was a joint project of UNESCO and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The exhibition was already positioned in the UNESCO exhibit hall, and invitations were mailed out, when it was cancelled because the Arab Group claimed it would interfere with Secretary of State Kerry’s Middle East mission. The fact that Ambassador Power issued her statement shows that the United States feels that the exhibition in no way intereferes with Secretary Kerry’s mission. – Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and Dean.


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SWC – foto: Samantha Power, Ambassadeur van de Verenigde Staten bij de VN [AFP]