UN Sets Anti-Semitism Seminar

(Reuters) - The UN on Monday is to hold its first-ever seminar dedicated to anti-Semitism, which Jewish leaders say is escalating around the world but is ignored by UN institutions. Author Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, is the keynote speaker. "There is nothing wrong with criticizing policies of the State of Israel. Israelis do it all the time," said Elon Steinberg, executive vice president of the World Jewish Congress. "The problem is when it degenerates into an anti-Semitic screed. It does not give you the right to act violently. It does not give you the right to demonize the State of Israel."

2004-06-18 00:00:00

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