“Why is New York’s most famous library getting into bed with the Saudi crown prince?” Annia Ciezadlo and Matthew Zadrozny, The Guardian, Tuesday, September 18, 2019.

“‘It’s no coincidence that the Saudi monarchy is pulling this PR stunt while Congress is on the verge of passing legislation that would cut off US arms sales for Saudi Arabia’s bloody war in Yemen,’ said Sunjeev Bery, executive director of Freedom Forward, a human rights organizationthat started an online petition calling on UN and business leaders to drop out of the forum. ‘When a dictator identifies and affiliates themselves with an American library, they are taking one step toward obscuring the fundamental nature of their tyranny.'”