The growth of antisemitism on the U.N.’s agenda

January 13, 2015 Agencies
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The General Assembly of the United Nations will meet later this months to discuss the growth of antisemitism at the request of 37 countries including Australia.United NationsThe meeting scheduled for January 22 and described as being  informal was requested at the beginning of October and therefore not prompted by the recent incident in Paris.

Speaking at the assembly of which 193 countries are members will be French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy.

In August last year Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the spike in antisemitism.

President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Robert Goot told J-Wire: ”

“The recent taking of hostages and murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris is only the latest in a long line of violent and lethal antisemitic incidents in France, and more widely in Europe.  Agencies of the UN  have far too often been part of the problem of the recrudescence of antisemtism in Europe, by appearing to give it legitimacy.

The informal meeting that is due to be held in the UN General Assembly on January 22 to discuss the upsurge in antisemitism is a welcome development, although it would be preferable if the meeting were a formal one, concluding with a formal resolution, and meaningful action.   The Australian government is to be applauded for joining with 36 other countries in calling for the meeting.”




2 Responses to “The growth of antisemitism on the U.N.’s agenda”
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    The fact that it’s been put before the UN does not specifically mean they acknowledge it. As like most things pertaining to anything Jewish it’s ridiculed and swept under the carpet. I’m becoming a cynic. Somebody put up some nice news to balance the situation…. I think I’ll change my name to Sleepless in Tamworth.

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    At least the UN is fronting up and acknowledging it
    I recall reading an article last year a British city banned Jewish goods making a comparison to the Nazis who never went that far during the war,
    and earlier, books were banned from local libraries.
    And so Australia should support the meeting, with the contribution the Jewish community has made to the country.

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