A 55 nation group of European and North American countries recently denounced “new forms and expressions” of anti-Semitism and rejected any explanation that it may be due to the inhumane treatment of Palestinians by Israel.
In a final statement the governments unanimously condemned “all attacks motivated by anti- Semitism or by any other forms of religious or racial hatred or intolerance.”
The conference known as the Organization for Security and cooperation in Europe came at the request of Jewish groups, about the alleged increases in any-Semitic incidents. The delegates agreed that anti-Semitism “has assumed new forms and expressions, which along with other forms of intolerance pose a threat to democracy”.
Secretary of State Colin Powell, who himself is part Jewish and Israeli President Moshe Katzag urged attendees to take a stand against criticism of Israeli leaders. Apparently criticizing the political policies of the country of Israel is considered a hate crime.
Abe Foxman, director of the anti-Christian Anti-Defamation League said “This is not a political statement. This is anti- Semitism, “you need to have the guts to say what it is.”
German Foreign Minister Joshua Fischer, hoping for an “atta boy” from Jewish leaders vowed to take even more steps to teach children about the evils of anti-Semitism and to promote remembrance of the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were allegedly killed by the Germans.
Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., deputy head of the U.S. delegation to the German capital noted that this is an historic Berlin conference. All 55 countries “are at long last united in both acknowledging that anti-Semitism is a serious problem an egregious violation of human rights and that this hate must be crushed. ”
The overall theme of the conference was of course once again, those evil white people.