International Bodies Join Forces to Fight Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial

(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs) An agreement was signed Wednesday in Jerusalem that boosts the strength of the forces in the global arena fighting against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The cooperation agreement is between the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF) and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), an operative branch of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). This year, Israel was chosen for the first time to head the ITF, which was founded ten years ago at the initiative of the Swedish government. Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon said the agreement will give an enormous boost to the fight against the delegitimization of Israel and anti-Semitism in the world, bringing into cooperation the 27-member ITF and the 57-member ODIHR.

2010-07-23 09:10:23

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