December 22, 2011
Wiesenthal Center calls on UNESCO to cut funding for Palestinian magazine
Speaking of anti-Semitic awareness being raised by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the organization led by Rabbi Marvin Hier is calling on UNESCO to cut all funding to the Palestinian youth magazine Zayafuna. The Wiesenthal Center says that the magazine published an article by a 10-year-old Palestinian girl describing a dream in which Hitler told the girl: “Yes. I killed them [the Jews] so you would all know that they are a nation who spreads destruction all over the world.”
The JPost has more about the letter that the Wiesenthal Center’s Shimon Samuels sent to the Director General of UNESCO:
Read the rest here.
Rabbi Hier has not been happy with UNESCO’s response—“Allow me to underscore that UNESCO takes this matter extremely seriously and it cannot but strongly deplore and condemn the statements… We will bring this matter to the attention of the concerned Palestinian authorities.”—and notes that the United States is the largest funder of UNESCO (though I think that the United States is the largest funder of most international aid organizations).