By David Gerstman
Yesterday, leading human rights expert Anne Bayefsky made the case (video embedded below) that the United Nations (UN) is the "leading global purveyor of anti-Semitism."
Although her speech was given on UN property it was not sponsored by the UN as The Times of Israel reports:
On the third floor of the United Nations, just two doors down from the Security Council, more than 500 people gathered this week for a conference on the rise of anti-Semitism. For some, the location was a touch ironic.
Because it wasn’t the UN that decided to address the threat global anti-Semitism posed to international peace and security. Rather, it was the UN Permanent Mission of Palau and the Aja Eze Foundation that sponsored the lunchtime conference.
Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported on Bayefsky's remarks:
“Photo-ops of the U.N. secretary-general and the U.N. high commissioner for human rights at the gates of Auschwitz are not an alibi,” she said, dubbing these worthless public relations moves.
“One does not honor the memory of Jews murdered by intolerance six decades ago by inciting murderous intolerance towards the remnant of the Jewish people in the here and now,” Bayefsky said. “Incitement to hate, like declaring Israel to be racist—as does the U.N. Durban Declaration—the flagship of the U.N.’s racist anti-racism program of action.”
Ironically the UN doesn't see fit to address the threat of global anti-Semitism just after a report showed that one percent of French Jews are likely to make aliyah - move to Israel - in 2014.