Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, expressed his outrage Sunday over the intergovernmental organization's decision to disqualified major sections of a special exhibition about Israel which presented information about topics such as Zionism, Jerusalem and Arab Israelis.Even though the UN banned the exhibit, Arabs are upset that it could even exist.
The exhibition was created together with the pro-Israel NGO StandWithUs and was scheduled to be opened at the UN on Monday.
Danon said that he was disappointment about the censorship of the exhibition and demanded that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon reverse the move.
"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 Danon. "We will not allow the UN to censor the fact that Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital."
"According to this scandalous decision, Zionism is not worthy of the UN so we are taking appropriate measures. We will make sure that these banned exhibits will be viewed by millions around the world," Danon added.
The envoy demanded that the UN reverse "this outrageous 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," Danon concluded.
In a hilariously unhinged article about this, Alwset News writes that the idea that Jews are indigenous to Israel is their "latest fraud."
The author was upset over all of the censored posters, but the first one especially rankled:
The newspaper writes:
There are no limits to Israeli Zionist propaganda and fraud in its ongoing quest to justify the Nakba and robbery of Palestine and the dispossession and uprooting events all as nothing more than the process of the return of "the indigenous people" to their historic homeland. A popular way of thinking in literature and research politics and sociology in the twentieth century is to restore the right of indigenous peoples who suffered from Western colonialism.... The use of this expression in the official propaganda of the Zionist marks a major shift in its advertising and media discourse.The article never gets around to saying why the fact that Jews are indigenous to the region is not true.
The article critiques the other censored posters, shown below, again without showing why they might be inaccurate. It was just wild charges of lying and propaganda.
Here are all of the posters that the UN will not allow to be shown in their halls:
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