Courtesy of Israel Mission to the U.N  via JNS  From left: Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, and Hannah Kaye and Randi Grossman (the daughter and sister of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was shot and killed in the Poway attack.)

Courtesy of Israel Mission to the U.N  via JNS 

From left: Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, and Hannah Kaye and Randi Grossman (the daughter and sister of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was shot and killed in the Poway attack.)

 

(JNS) The United Nations General Assembly met on June 26 to discuss the growing anti-Semitism worldwide, at the initiative of Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon, who has enlisted the support of the United States, Canada and European Union countries.

More than 90 countries participated in a discussion that included hundreds of guests from the Jewish community in the United States, Jewish and pro-Israel organizations and many more.

“The sounds we heard at Pittsburgh and Poway do not allow us to act with restraint,” said Danon, referring to deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. Jewish history in October 2018 at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the shooting in May at the of Poway synagogue in Southern California, where one woman was killed and three others injured.

“The world’s approach to eradicating anti-Semitism must be like that of modern warfare. It must attack on multiple fronts,” he added.

Danon called on countries must implement legislation to educate their population in identifying anti-Semitism: “Leaders of the world—all the allies of the Jewish people—will take that pledge today, and every day, to fight the war on anti-Semitism until anti-Semitism is gone.”

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was wounded in the shooting attack in Poway, was invited by Israel to address the discussion: “In far too many places around the world, Jews are becoming more vulnerable. … They are paying a shockingly high price to keep themselves safe.”

“Since the horrific attack at our Chabad center, I have made it my personal mission to harness the tools used for spreading darkness and hate for spreading love and light,” he continued. “To fight darkness not with more darkness, but with a great big light.”

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