Annan Urges UN to Fight Anti-Semitism

(AP/Washington Post) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday urged UN member nations to take action to combat the "alarming resurgence" of Jewish hatred and adopt a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, at the first-ever UN seminar devoted entirely to confronting anti-Semitism. Anne Bayefsky, an adjunct professor at Columbia University Law School, called the UN "the leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism, intolerance, and inequality against the Jewish people and its state," providing "a platform for those who cast the victims of the Nazis as the Nazi counterparts of the 21st century." "Anti-Semitic acts around the world are occurring at a rate unseen since the end of the Second World War," said Edgar Bronfman Sr., president of the World Jewish Congress.

2004-06-18 00:00:00

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