Thursday, September 28, 2017

Israel gives UNESCO replica of Arch of Titus

GOOD TROLLING: In unsubtle critique, Israel gifts UNESCO Arch of Titus replica. Cultural agency's chief Irina Bokova accepts frieze of menorah being carted off by Romans as 'recognition of the strength of our partnership with Israel' (Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel).
Shama-Hacohen handed the replica to UNESCO’s outgoing director-general Irina Bokova, who, in her speech, offered a more subtle critique of one-sided anti-Israel resolutions passed routinely by her organization’s member states.
I'm sure Ms. Bokova was in on the joke. Too bad she's stepping down next month.

Background on the recent and often unhelpful UNESCO resolutions mentioned in the article is here and links.

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