U.N. photo exhibition to showcase Israel’s education of hospitalized children

Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s foreign ministry brought to the United Nations seat in Geneva a photo exhibition about children’s education in Israeli hospitals.

The exhibition, titled “Education Without Borders,” is scheduled to open Monday at the Palais des Nations in the Swiss city, the World Jewish Congress announced in a statement.

It “shows how Israel is alone among Mideast nations in providing continuing education for all hospitalized Israeli children, including Arabs and minorities, and Syrian refugees,” the statement read.

The exhibition showcases the SASA Setton Kav Or Initiative, a nonprofit providing formal educational programs in 35 medical centers across Israel.

Some 200 visitors are expected to attend the opening of the exhibition, which features photos of the children benefiting from the Kav Or program. The opening is scheduled to coincide with the 13th UN Human Rights Council session.

The council, which has faced considerable criticism, including by the United States, for its perceived preoccupation with Israel, in 2007 made Israel’s actions a permanent item on its agenda.

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