Monday, April 30, 2007


"In the shadow of this week’s visit to Geneva by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, a controversy has arisen about an expo of ancient artifacts from Gaza. Abbas officially opened the 'Gaza at the crossroads of civilizations' exhibition at the art and history museum on Thursday. More than 500 artifacts from archeological digs in the Palestinian territory are on display, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Muslim works of art." [Controversy simmers over Gaza expo]

What's the controversy?

The exposition does not include any Jewish objects despite there being a wealth of objects available. According to a report in the Tribune de Genève "none of the artefacts are Jewish, because those found in Gaza were ordered shipped to Israel."

Go figure?

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