At U.N. Anti-Semitism Conference, Saudi Arabia Blames Israel For Rise In Anti-Semitism


saudi-grand-mufti-sheikh-abdul-aziz-al-sheikhAt the first-ever informal United Nations conference addressing anti-Semitism, surprise attendee Saudi Arabia blamed Israeli “occupation” for the global rise in anti-Semitism.

“Colonization and occupation fuels anti-Semitism… occupation is an act of anti-Semitism. It threatens human rights and human kind,” said Saudi Arabian ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi, who spoke on behalf of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Countries.

Al-Mouallimi also condemned all words and acts that lead to “to hatred, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon struck a different tone, arguing that “grievances about Israeli actions must never be used as an excuse to attack Jews.”

Amid the Gaza war last summer, anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and elsewhere in the world rose to their highest levels in decades, with protesters in several countries going as far as calling for Jews to be attacked and even gassed. More recently, four Jewish shoppers were killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

“Violent anti-Semitism is casting a shadow over Europe,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor said, calling out other U.N. member countries for their anti-Semitic remarks.

“This summer, disguised as humanitarian concern, delegates have used this podium to commit anti-Semitism, accusing Israel of behaving like Nazis,” Prosor added. “It doesn’t matter how much you’re angered or frustrated by our conflict. There is no excuse for statements like that.”

Germany’s representative at the conference, Michael Roth, echoed this concern, saying that “anti-Semitism is gaining ground in a loud and aggressive manner” and that it poses a threat to European society.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, noting that nearly two-thirds of religion-driven hate crimes in the U.S. target Jews, said the world must take action against “this monstrous global problem.”

“When the human rights of Jews are repressed, the rights of other religious and ethnic groups are often not far behind,” Power said.




  1. and what was the cause of the programs. And what caused anti-semitism before the State of Israel. And what caused the Holocaust. That was not colonialism. that was plain antiSemitism. They used to say if only Jews had a state then there would be no anti-semitism. Now they say the state -that’s the cause of anti-semitism. you can’t win. It’s just schizophrenogenic

  2. What this Saudi guy is saying is the basis of the arguments of radical left wingers such as Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, that the Jews are to blame for everything because of the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

    Yup. Moslems are butchering each other in Iraq & Syria because Israel has the temerity to build a residential dwelling on “occupied land”. What kind of twisted logic is that?

    FYI — Anti-Semitism has existed in the world LONG before the State of Israel’s establishment in 1948. Israel is simply the latest “lightening rod” for the world’s anti-Semites.

    And the UN is the catalyst of anti-Semitism.