The UN Disqualified Israeli Exhibition Featuring Zionism & Jerusalem. Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon: "We Won't Allow Zionism to be Censored"- Likud Anglo Division
Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and the non-profit Stand With Us initiated a special exhibition about Israel at the UN, but key elements portraying Zionism, Jerusalem and Arab Israelis were disqualified by the organization. Ambassador Danny Danon responded by demanding that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reverse the decision and include the censored elements in a special exhibition protesting the ban and portraying the absurdity of the UN's decision.
"By disqualifying an exhibition about Zionism the UN is undermining the very existence of the State of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people," said Ambassador Danon. "We will not allow the UN to censor the fact that Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital," he continued.
The exhibition was set to open this Monday, but due to the decision to remove elements of the heritage of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, Ambassador Danon decided to portray the banned elements of the exhibit exposing the contemptible censorship enacted by the UN. "According to this scandalous decision, Zionism is not worthy of the UN so we are taking appropriate measures," the Ambassador noted. "We will make sure that these banned exhibits will be viewed by millions around the world," the Ambassador continued.
Forty years ago the UN General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism. The resolution was reversed sixteen years later. With this decision, the UN is de-facto enacting this old resolution, is defining Zionism and Jerusalem as "unacceptable," and is disqualifying key elements of the heritage of the Jewish people. "The UN must reverses this outrages decision and apologize to the Jewish people. Zionism and Jerusalem are the foundation-stones and the moral basis upon which the State of Israel was founded," said Ambassador Danon.