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WZO Executive Speaks out Against a Return to Classic Anti-semitism

The World Zionist Organization Executive has spoken out against a “return to the classic forms of anti- Semitism” which it sees manifested in the current wave of anti-Israel feeling in many countries.

In a statement issued here the WZO Executive called on “Jews throughout the world to remain firm in their support of Israel and her humanistic values.” The statement was issued after Israel’s Cabinet decided on a judicial inquiry to investigate the Beirut massacre, and it cites that decision as “proof of the moral values” of Israeli society.

The statement says, in part: “The Executive of the WZO views with extreme gravity the violent outbursts of anti-Semitism that exploit the shocking tragedy perpetrated by Lebanese murderers in two refugee camps in west Beirut.

“The aggressive onslaught on the State of Israel and indirectly on the Jewish people before the facts have been uncovered, and the total disregard of those that carried out this barbaric deed, indicates the return to the classic forms of anti-Semitism, now accompanied by anti Zionism, aimed at undermining the moral and ideological foundation of the State of Israel and the solidarity of the Jewish people.

“The manifestation of anti-Semitism in recent days derives from the constant flow of anti-Zionist propaganda that has not been curbed by the nations of the free world …. We reinforce our Jewish brethren in their communities and call upon them to denounce all anti-Semitic manifestations and firmly fight anti-Zionist propaganda.”

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