UNESCO has been funding a Palestinian children’s magazine, Zayzafouna, which published an article in February written by a teenage girl who presented four role models: a medieval Persian mathematician, a modern Egyptian novelist, the Muslim warrior Saladin, and Adolf Hitler.
The charming writer (not really), has Hitler coming to the author in a dream and telling her that he killed Jews “so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world.” He tells her to be “resilient and patient concerning the suffering that Palestine is experiencing at their hands.”
“Thanks for the advice,” the narrator replies.
UNESCO said it “deplores and condemns” this “unacceptable” material.
If they deplore it so much, why did it take ten months to condemn it? According to the magazine’s Director, it’s all about free speech. Really? Extreme hate-filled propaganda for children is a free speech issue?
B’nai B’rith also calls upon the director-general to fully investigate the situation to ensure that procedures are in place to prevent a repetition of such hateful behavior.
“This is an extreme example of contemporary anti-Semitism. Notwithstanding the promises Palestinians made 18 years ago when they signed the Oslo Accords, incitement against Israel and Jews continues. UNESCO should never have funded this to begin with, and we urge it to look into all other Palestinian publications that they may be funding,” said B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin.
B’nai B’rith, accredited as a non-governmental organization at the United Nations since 1947, swiftly raised this issue with officials of both the U.S. mission and UNESCO as soon as we became aware of the article in the magazine. Read here: PJ Voice