ADL welcomed the announcement that Israel’s status in the WEOG (Western European and Others Group) has been extended to enable the Jewish State to fully participate in U.N. activities in Geneva, the seat of many important bodies, including the Human Rights Council.
The United Nations has long been a source of mixed feelings for the Jewish community. While the UN played a pivotal role in the creation of the State of Israel, the international body has a continuing history of a one-sided, hostile approach to Israel.
I am writing to ask that you reconsider the decision to postpone indefinitely the exhibit set to open tomorrow on the Jewish people’s history in the land of Israel. UNESCO’s decision to delay and, in effect, scuttle the opening, fuels the public perception that UNESCO has been politicized beyond repair.