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Anniversary of U.N. Repeal Marked

The first anniversary of the U.N. General Assembly’s repeal of its infamous 1975 resolution branding Zionism as racism was marked at a reception here this week hosted by B’nai B’rith.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Edward Perkins, hailed the repeal for removing a slur against not only Jews but also the charter of the international body itself. He said the move made people all over the world stand taller.

Israel’s ambassador to the world body, Gad Yaacobi, spoke of a new resurgence of racism in Europe, which today has more than 1,000 organizations with an anti-Semitic bias.

In a statement marking the occasion, the representative of the World Zionist Organization in North America, Uzi Narkiss, said popular support for rescinding the resolution had been “unprecedented” and helped bring to an end a “long and ugly chapter” in international affairs.

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