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‘full Hearing’ Demanded on Anti-israel Mural at N. Y. World’s Fair

April 29, 1964
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The American-Israel Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair today demanded a “full hearing” from Robert Moses, president of the Fair, on their request for the removal of an anti-Israel mural in the Jordanian Pavilion at the Fair. Last weekend, Mr. Moses had rejected the request by the American-Israel Pavilion although he conceded that the mural was “political in nature and subject to misinterpretation. “

In today’s telegram to Mr. Moses, Harold S. Caplin, chairman of the board of the American-Israel World’s Fair Corporation, and Zechariahu Sitchin, president, said: “We respectfully insist that you grant us a full hearing on the matter and see that the regulation is enforced and the offensive mural eliminated.”

Mr. Moses’ rejection of the request for the removal of the mural was also assailed here today by Max Bressler, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, who declared in a statement that the offensive mural “violates all canons of good taste and objectivity as well as mutual understanding, through which peace is to be engendered throughout the world, including the Middle East.”

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