Hadar Goldin's paintings to be displayed at UN Headquarters
As world leaders travel to make speeches at the UN headquarters in Turtle Bay, they will be treated to an exhibition of paintings drawn by IDF Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, killed and captured during a UN brokered ceasefire during Operation Protective Edge.
Lt. Goldin’s parents and twin brother Tzur will open up the exhibition with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance.
Hadar Goldin was known for being a prolific artist, even drawing on army stationary before entering Gaza with his troops.
The Goldin family decided to hold the exhibition at the recommendation of an art curator who went to mourn the loss of Hadar at the family home and was moved by the paintings.
The exhibition will be called “The Final Peace,” based on a misspelling Hadar made on one of his paintings. One of the pieces to be featured in the exhibition will be a sketch he made which was to have been put on the invitations to his wedding.
The young Lieutenant was killed and his body was captured in a surprise attack by Hamas under the cover of a UN brokered ceasefire.
“It’s important that the leaders of the world see up close that on top of being kidnapped during a UN ceasefire, Hadar was a talented individual, full of life and possibilities, and that his whole life was ahead of him. The UN and the international community must take responsibility in having his body returned to be buried in Israel,” Hadar’s mother Leah Goldin said.
The Israeli UN delegation is coordinating meetings between the family and high ranking officials from various countries and high ranking UN officials to try and retrieve the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.
“Hadar Goldin was killed and his body taken by terrorists during a UN sponsored ceasefire,’’ said Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Dannon. “It’s extremely important that high ranking UN officials and world leaders see that on top of being a brave soldiers who was killed defending his country, Hadar was also a son, a brother, and a talented artist.”