UNESCO head reiterates veto of Palestine poster collection

Dan Walsh, the owner and curator of the Palestine Poster Project Archives, which was nominated for inclusion into the UNESCO International Memory of the World Register, but blocked by the UNESCO director general, with one of the posters (screen capture: YouTube)

A controversial collection of Palestine-themed posters will not be included in UNESCO’s register of world heritage due to their hateful nature, the head of the organization reiterated Monday. She rejected reports that suggested the collection might yet be approved if the curators make some revisions.

“I don’t think that by changing one or two posters the issue will be settled,” the association’s director general, Irina Bokova, told The Times of Israel in a telephone interview Monday. “I think this is wrong and UNESCO should not be behind it.”

While, technically, the collection has not yet been formally rejected by UNESCO, Bokova vowed to make sure this will happen eventually; she rejects not only individual posters, but the collection’s entire “approach”…

See the posters here.