In addition to its notorious anti-Israel bias, the United Nations largely fails to condemn and combat anti-Semitism, a Geneva-based watchdog charged Monday.
A report by UN Watch published Monday accuses top UN officials of being quick to condemn racism and ethnic discrimination all over the world but hesitant to denounce attacks on Jews.
Quoting “overwhelming evidence over the past decade,” the report claims that leading UN officials and bodies “that should be condemning and combating anti-Semitism are, with limited exceptions, failing to do so.”
Presenting the report in the Knesset Monday, UN Watch called on Secretary General Antonio Guterres to acknowledge the world body’s failure to address anti-Semitism and to work toward halting “bigotry, hatred or violence targeting Jews worldwide.”
“When it comes to Jews, when it comes to Israelis, the UN has become a hostile and biased body,” said MK Yair Lapid, who hosted the session. “The organization which is meant to fight anti-Semitism, which is sworn to fight anti-Semitism, is guilty of anti-Semitism itself.”