Esther and Mordechai Tomb Facing Danger in Iran

SWC calls on UNESCO to Stop Desecration of Jewish Holy Site in Iran 

January 10, 2011


In a letter to UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] Director-General, Irina Bokova, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels, noted, “The Iranian student Basij militia, of Bu-Ali Sina/Avicenna University in Hamadan province, have removed the mausoleum sign to the entrance of the Esther and Mordechai tomb in Shush, during a demonstration replete with antisemitic racist calumny.”

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