U. N. Body to Recommend Action on Manifestations of Anti-semitism
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U. N. Body to Recommend Action on Manifestations of Anti-semitism

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A resolution resoundingly condemning the recent manifestations of anti-Semitism around the world, and calling upon all state authorities throughout the world “to intensify educational programs designed to eradicate the prejudice underlying these manifestations,” expected to be adopted unanimously here tomorrow by the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Human Rights.

The resolution, introduced last week by Judge Philip Halpern of the United States, and co-sponsored by six other delegations in the subcommission, was amended today by the Soviet Union. The Russian amendments, according to an American source, are “acceptable.” Experts noted that the Russian amendments actually strengthen the original draft.

If passed as amended, the resolution will condemn not only the recent spate of anti-Semitism but also “the crimes committed by the Nazis prior to and during the Second World War.” It will also condemn “the intensification of propaganda of racial and national hatred and contempt” as well as “anti-Semitism and other religious and so-called racial prejudice.”

The resolution would also call upon the Secretary General of the United Nations, and the UN Specialized Agencies, to obtain from member states “at the earliest possible time” information and comments on the following subjects:

“1. Manifestations of anti-Semitism and other religious and so-called racial prejudices which have occurred within their borders.

“2. Spontaneous public reaction to these manifestations, and the action taken with respect thereto by private organizations.

“3. Measures which have been taken by the public authorities to prevent such manifestations and to punish the perpetrators thereof, and any further measures they contemplate.

“4. Their views as to the deep-lying causes and motivations of such manifestations.”

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