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July 16, 2012 1:12 am

Jerusalem YMCA Refuses to Display Israeli Flag

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The Jerusalem YMCA. Photo: Gellerj.

Organizers of a summer camp at the Jerusalem International YMCA refused to include an Israeli flag with a collection of national flags from around the world currently adorning the building, Israel Hayom reported.

The YMCA has traditionally promoted friendship between Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Miri Edry, the mother of a camper attending the “Magical World Voyage” summer camp, said she was told, “Just as there is no flag of Palestine, there is no flag of Israel” at the camp.

“That is unacceptable,” Edry said. “After all, the main focus of this summer camp is a shared experience of all cultures and all peoples, and we are in the State of Israel, and this is our national flag.”

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YMCA CEO Forsan Hussein said the fact that he avoided hanging an Israeli flag or a Palestinian flag “doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize Israel’s existence.”

“We wanted to give the children an international experience,” Hussein said.

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  • Rachel

    Pff! Please. If they’d hung both flags up there’d be people whinging “Why is there a Palestinian flag?” and demanding that it be taken down.

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