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World’s Fair Rejects N.Y. City Councils Objection to Jordan Mural

The controversy surrounding the anti-Israel mural on display in the Jordan Pavilion at the World’s Fair continued today. The Fair’s directors issued a statement terming as “ill advised” a resolution of the City Council calling for the immediate removal of the objectionable work of art.

In a two-page statement the Fair corporation said that what the Council was asking was “the suppression of free speech, ” and that it should reconsider. The American Jewish Congress termed the Fair Corporation’s statement “hypocritical” and “arrogant.”