ADL Welcomes Resolution Calling For The UN To Condemn Anti-Semitism
New York, NY, June 7, 2005 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the passage of a House of Representatives' resolution calling on the United Nations (UN) to condemn anti-Semitic statements and actions made by its members and member states and to take strong steps in reversing this hateful trend. The resolution also outlined the UN's previous anti-Jewish acts, recalling episodes of anti-Israel rhetoric and patterns of excluding Israel from certain UN committees.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
Though the United Nations was founded as a beacon for human rights and freedom for all, it has too frequently become a forum for the proliferation and perpetuation of hate and anti-Semitism.
We hope that the UN's recent condemnation of anti-Semitism and its commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz will help herald a new era of active efforts by the UN to confront this millennia-old menace of anti-Semitism.
We applaud the leadership of Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Tom Lantos (D-CA) for their efforts to highlight this important issue.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.