UNESCO Raps Iran Over Holocaust Cartoon Contest


The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently filed a complaint with the Iranian government over its plan to hold another cartoon contest for caricatures denying the Holocaust.

Israel’s envoy to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen wrote to UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova, saying, “It is incumbent to condemn this severe act of Holocaust denial….It is time for UNESCO to demand accountability from the Iranian regime with regard to its malicious rhetoric, Holocaust denial and global negative activity.”

On Jan. 15, Bokova responded that she was “deeply outraged” when she heard that once again Iran was holding such a contest, which she vigorously condemned, saying it would “further serve to incite hatred, racism, and discrimination. This goes against the objectives pursued by UNESCO to promote greater understanding and knowledge about the Holocaust.”

{Matzav.com Israel}