U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power promised attendees at the Anti-Defamation League’s annual meeting on Thursday that she would “oppose every example of anti-Israeli bias in the UN system.”
Appointed to the position by U.S. President Barack Obama in June, she took office three months ago.
“I have made it a priority – in the spirit of the remarkable lineage that I am now part of, the spirit of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the spirit of Richard Holbrooke and the spirit of my recent predecessor Susan Rice, among others — to oppose every example of anti-Israeli bias in the UN system,” Power said.
Her pledge came after some Jewish groups opposed her nomination because of comments she made about Israel, but Jewish allies, including Rabbi Shmuley Boteachand ADL National Director Abe Foxman, with whom she has a close relationship, rigorously defended her.
“I am personally deeply committed and have personally engaged our European colleagues about expanding regional and thematic groupings to end the continuing discrimination against Israel in the UN system; that discrimination is not right and it must end,” Power told the ADL audience.
“As President Obama has affirmed in every General Assembly appearance, the United States will combat any effort to undermine Israel’s legitimacy as a full and equal member of the community of nations.”
“On my watch, we will push ceaselessly for the further inclusion of Israel in regional groups. We will demand objectivity in resolutions affecting Middle East peace. After all, it is not the UN’s job to pre-judge issues that can only be addressed through direct negotiations between Israel and her Arab neighbors. And there is no basis to exclude Israel from full participation in the United Nations system.” >>more<<
Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, has been caught selling anti-Semitic and Nazi-related hate literature, website The Kernelreported.
The revelation comes after an apparent four-year hate literature hiatus since 2009, when the American Jewish Committee sued Amazon’s German subsidiary for stocking 50 pro-Nazi books. The offensive books were removed from the site, though they now have been re-stocked on its virtual shelves.
According to The Kernel, books that glorify Nazis are available for sale in Austria, Germany and France, which ban that type of literature. Titles include The Myth of the Extermination of the Jews, Building a Whiter and Brighter World,and Did Six Million Really Die?
“According to the publishers of Did Six Million Really Die?, the book reveals that ‘the Auschwitz Camp Museum has confessed that the ‘gas chamber’ shown to tourists is fake,’ that ‘original German architect plans of Auschwitz show no ‘gas chambers,’ that ‘forensic chemical examination of Auschwitz has disproved the use of Zyklon-B as a homicidal agent’ and that ‘official Israeli and Polish university archaeological digs at Belzec, Chelmno and Sobibor have failed to find any evidence of ‘gas chambers,’” >>more<<