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Egypt’s Jewish community backs country’s UNESCO candidate: The head of Egypt’s minuscule Jewish community has voiced support for Moushira Khattab, the country’s UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) candidate who has been criticized by Egyptian human rights activists.
But Khattab insists in her UNESCO candidacy statement that she will uphold freedoms enshrined in the agency’s values.
Intense diplomatic wrangling has marked the race among seven candidates to become the next UNESCO director general.
Khattab has shown an impressive and “genuine commitment to our cause to protect Egypt’s Jewish heritage,” said the statement from Magda Haroun, the Jewish community’s leader.
Egypt’s Jewish community is made up of six Jews, including Magda.

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Egypt’s Jewish community backs country’s UNESCO candidate: The head of Egypt’s minuscule Jewish community has voiced support for Moushira Khattab, the country’s UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) candidate who has been criticized by Egyptian human rights activists.But Khattab insists in her UNESCO candidacy statement that she will uphold freedoms enshrined in the agency’s values.Intense diplomatic wrangling has marked the race among seven candidates to become the next UNESCO director general.Khattab has shown an impressive and “genuine commitment to our cause to protect Egypt’s Jewish heritage,” said the statement from Magda Haroun, the Jewish community’s leader.Egypt’s Jewish community is made up of six Jews, including Magda.Egypt’s Jewish community backs country’s UNESCO candidate: The head of Egypt’s minuscule Jewish community has voiced support for Moushira Khattab, the country’s UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) candidate who has been criticized by Egyptian human rights activists.But Khattab insists in her UNESCO candidacy statement that she will uphold freedoms enshrined in the agency’s values.Intense diplomatic wrangling has marked the race among seven candidates to become the next UNESCO director general.Khattab has shown an impressive and “genuine commitment to our cause to protect Egypt’s Jewish heritage,” said the statement from Magda Haroun, the Jewish community’s leader.Egypt’s Jewish community is made up of six Jews, including Magda.