French officials are investigating the Louvre Museum for illegally discriminating against a group of Israeli art history students from Tel Aviv University who sought to arrange a tour of the Paris museum.
After being turned down, the group’s leader attempted to make arrangements for a visit on the same dates and times, using names of fictitious educational institutions from Italy and Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf – and was told that space was available.
The next time you visit the Louvre, I want you to look more closely at the enigmatic Mona Lisa. I could swear that behind that famous smile lies the thought: Mon Dieu, Je suis entouré par des fous et les bigots. Faites-moi sortir d’ici, je suis une célébrité.