Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The 40th Anniversary of the UN Resolution Equating Zionism with Racism

Today, November 10, 2015, is the 40th anniversary of one of the United Nations' lowest points: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, equating Zionism with racism. The resolution was one of the many efforts (and one of the successful ones) of the Arab world and the Eastern bloc to isolate Israel and have her expelled from international organizations such as the United Nations.

The resolution is also remembered for the powerful speech after the vote by Chaim Herzog (the Israeli Ambassador to the UN and later Israel's 6th president), equating it with the Kristallnacht pogrom – exactly 37 years before – and his famous act of tearing up the resolution.

Here a short movie clip on Herzog's speech:
And here is the text of the speech.

Three years ago, we published a post on the resolution, Israel's efforts to block it, and the country's reaction after it was passed.

In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 4686 "revoking" resolution 3379 and virtually annulling it.

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