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January 22, 2014 10:20 am

UNESCO Jewish Exhibit Rescheduled for June

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Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, stand by a poster for the Wiesenthal Center exhibit that was pulled by UNESCO before its scheduled Jan. 20 opening. Photo: Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Times of Israel – UNESCO exhibit on the history of the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, which had been set to open Tuesday but was nixed due to pressure from Arab member states, has been rescheduled for June following intense criticism of the organization’s decision

The exhibit, entitled “People, Book, Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land,” was authored by Israeli anti-Semitism scholar Prof. Robert Wistrich for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which partnered with UNESCO on the initiative.

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