Anti-Semitism has no place in the 21st century, UN’s Ban Ki-moon says

(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at the 50th anniversary tribute gala of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last week in New York, said that the U.N. shares common goals with American Jewry in pursuit of “peace and human dignity for all.”    

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against anti-Semitism in a speech Tuesday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned against anti-Semitism in a speech Tuesday. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Ban praised American Jews for their efforts in fighting injustice and extremism.

“My position is unequivocal: anti-Semitism has no place in the 21st century… Too much is at stake to allow such discrimination to persist,” he said. “Our doors are open to American Jewish organizations across the spectrum of our work.”

 

Posted on October 16, 2013 .