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UNESCO Jewish exhibit delayed for 6 months
UNESCO exhibit on Jewish ties to Holy Land delayed for 6 months after Arab objections
Associated Press
2014-01-22 03:01 AM

PARIS (AP) -- The U.N.'s cultural agency says it's delaying for six months a disputed exhibit on Jewish connections to the Holy Land after objections from Arab countries.

The exhibition, which is called "People, Book, Land -- The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land," was scheduled to open Monday at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris.

Earlier this month UNESCO abruptly announced it was delaying the exhibit after 22 Arab member states said in a letter that it could disrupt the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. The U.N. agency also said it needed extra time to revise "unresolved issues relating to potentially contestable textual and visual historical points" that member states could perceive as "endangering the peace process."

UNESCO says the exhibit is now scheduled to open in June.

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