The UN has dedicated a separate meeting to anti-Semitism, citing a global rise in violence against Jews. About half of UN member states attended, with surprise speakers such as the Saudi ambassador, who equated anti-Semitic crimes with Islamophobia.
“Faulting the Jews is once again becoming the rallying cry of a new order of assassins,” French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy said in a keynote address to UN states on Friday. He denounced what he called a “radical inhumanity” in a rising hatred towards Jews.
US Ambassador Samantha Power also spoke at the meeting, calling for nations to take a stand against “this monstrous global problem.”