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UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism

Published:Friday | January 23, 2015 | 1:00 AM
French philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Levy addresses the United Nations General Assembly yesterday

UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism

UNITED NATIONS (AP):

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levi challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to take action to counter the rising worldwide hatred of Jews, denouncing it as "radical inhumanity."

Levi decried that "faulting the Jews is once again becoming the rallying cry of a new order of assassins."

Levi called for new arguments to counter Holocaust deniers and those who deny Israel's legitimacy.

Nearly 50 countries were slated to speak.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power urged the world to stand up to anti-Semitism and end "this monstrous global problem."