UN to Hold Meeting January 22 on Growth of anti-Semitism

Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor says: 'We have a great deal of work to do to move this issue from the headlines to the history books.'

AP

The UN General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism on January 22 in response to a request from 37 countries including Israel, the United States and all members of the European Union.

The 37 countries, also including Canada and Australia, sent a letter to assembly President Sam Kutesa on October 1 — more than three months before last week's attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris — calling for a meeting in response to "an alarming outbreak of anti-Semitism worldwide."

Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said Monday: "We have a great deal of work to do to move this issue from the headlines to the history books."

The January 22 meeting will feature a keynote address by French philosopher and author Bernard Henri Levy.