Arabs Shock Europeans, Refuse to Condemn Anti-Semitism

(Ha'aretz) Shlomo Shamir - Arab states at the UN are trying to foil a proposal to condemn anti-Semitism in the General Assembly this September. At a closed meeting held recently in New York, UN ambassadors from Arab and EU countries met and the Arabs made clear that they do not accept the initiative to condemn anti-Semitism. The blunt language used by the Arabs describing their opposition, and their plans to use diplomatic means to prevent the resolution from reaching a vote, shocked the Europeans. The Arabs were also critical of a UN seminar on anti-Semitism held last month.

2004-07-28 00:00:00

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