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Wednesday, June 04, 2003

"APARTHEID ISRAEL" EXHIBIT AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, The European Parliament is hosting an exhibition entitled "The New Doors of Jerusalem: Apartheid Israel".

In a letter to the President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, the Simon Wiesenthal Center's International Liaison Director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, noted that, "Not only does the display focus on so-called 'Israeli colonialism', the 'sociocide' of the Palestinian people, 'coerced' land sales to Jewish settlers, it also includes personal attacks on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and features Jews through racial and religious stereotypes."

Samuels continued, "The timing of this exhibition, when Israel has accepted 'the Roadmap' and its Prime Minister has demonstrated his willingness to take immeasurable risks for peace, is politically and morally repugnant." The Center demanded "the immediate removal of this exhibit and the public condemnation and disciplining of whoever authorized it."

Email Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament at pcox@europarl.eu.int