Who declared in April 2001: "Israel has never contributed to Civilization in any era, for it has only ever appropriated the contributions of others" — and added almost two months later: "the Israeli culture is an inhumane culture; it is an aggressive, racist, pretentious culture based on one simple principle: steal what does not belong to in order to then claim its appropriation"?
Who explained in 1997, and has repeated it since in every way possible, that he was the "archenemy" of all attempts to normalize his country's relations with Israel?
Or who, as recently as 2008, responded to a deputy of the Egyptian parliament who was alarmed that Israeli books could be introduced into the Alexandria Library: "Burn these books; if there are any there, I will myself burn them in front of you"?
Read the whole thing. Those are the words of Farouk Hosny, the Egyptian Minister of Culture, who will become head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on June 1st, unless something is done to block him. Yes, a rabid anti-Semite and book-burner will become the world organization's chief spokesman for … culture. I guess Goebbels wasn't available.
Tell me again why we waste a dime on the UN?
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