The 1975 "Zionism Is Racism" Resolution: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of a Libel

(Institute for Global Jewish Affairs) Yohanan Manor - The singling out of Zionism as a supposed form of racism was a device invented by the Soviet Union to justify its refusal to condemn anti-Semitism during the negotiation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in the mid-1960s. The failure of the Soviet-Arab strategy to expel Israel from the UN and replace it with Palestine led to the adoption in 1975 of UN General Assembly Resolution 3379, which determined that "Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination." It was only revoked in 1991.

2010-04-16 09:11:17

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