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United Nations - UN To Hold Meeting On Growth Of Anti-Semitism

Published on: January 12, 2015 02:48 PM
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Police officers and French army soldiers patrol Rue des Rosiers street,  in the heart of Paris Jewish quarter, in Paris, Monday Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)Police officers and French army soldiers patrol Rue des Rosiers street,  in the heart of Paris Jewish quarter, in Paris, Monday Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism on Jan. 22 in response to a request from dozens of nations, including Israel, the United States and all European Union members.

The 37 countries sent a letter to assembly President Sam Kutesa on Oct. 1 calling for a meeting in response to “an alarming outbreak of anti-Semitism worldwide.” That was well before last week’s attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said Monday: “We have a great deal of work to do to move this issue from the headlines to the history books.”

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The killing of four French Jews in last week’s hostage standoff at the Paris kosher market was just the latest to raise fears among European Jews. It follows killings at a Belgian Jewish Museum and a Jewish school in southwestern France.

The Jan. 22 meeting will feature a keynote address by French philosopher and author Bernard Henri Levy and speeches by representatives from several countries.

The letter, whose signatories also included Rwanda, Uruguay, Canada and Australia, noted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement last Aug. 3 expressing concern at the spike in anti-Semitic attacks.

“At rallies, crowds have chanted ‘Gas the Jews” and ‘Death to the Jews,’” the letter said. “Firebombs have been thrown at synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses have been vandalized.”

The 37 countries said they were requesting a meeting of the 193-member world body because “a clear message from the General Assembly is a critical component of combatting the sudden rise of violence and hatred directed at Jews.”



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 Jan 12, 2015 at 03:16 PM Anonymous Says:

how funny it is they going to hold a meeting when they are the number one supporter of terrorism.

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 03:43 PM commonsense99 Says:

not holding my breath, the un does nothing

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 03:58 PM Anominous Says:

The anti-semites are likely to demand that Israel give control of West bank to the Palestinians in order to achieve peace...they will tie the anti-semitism in Europe to the problem in Israel. The real solution is for both Israel and Europe to expel all those who are harboring hatred against western civilization, including using their emails as reason to kick them out of the country.

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 05:05 PM Benny Says:

“United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on alarming outbreak of anti-Semitism worldwide.”

I don't get it - first you instigate it, than you discuss it?
First kick all the terror support states out of UN
Then stop bashing Jews
And only then open your mouth!
What a bunch of chipocrates!

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 06:24 PM howdyoulikethat Says:

What's everyone getting excited about? For once there's something in the news that's actually accurate: - the UN is holding a meeting to discuss the one thing that they are genuinely and sincerely interested in, the growth of anti semitism!

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 07:17 PM Anonymous Says:

They should start with their own organization, the center of anti semitism!

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 07:20 PM Anonymous Says:

"clear message from the General Assembly is a critical component of combatting the sudden rise of violence and hatred directed at Jews.”
Is this a joke?! What value will this forced statement have, considering that several well meaning countries compelled the UN to suddenly change course and take this hypocritical stance? The. UN has done nothing but single out Israel for condemnation while she is the victim, and coddle arab terrorists? Nauseating,

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 Jan 12, 2015 at 09:58 PM Anonymous Says:

lol

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