Senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center met with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to demand a reaction to the global spate of anti-Semitic incidents linked to violence in the Middle East. “Not since the Nazi Kristallnacht in November 1938 have so many synagogues been attacked in so short a period of time, and frankly, U.N. resolutions have been a contributing factor,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the center. Several organs of the world body have recently passed resolutions that blamed Israel entirely for the Middle East bloodshed.
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