Saturday, December 14, 2019

Germany: Young Social Democrats want Germany to stop its anti-Israel votes at UN

Benjamin Weinthal @ The Jerusalem Post:
The youth organization of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) condemned in late November its leadership’s anti-Israel voting record at the UN.

The Young Socialists (Jusos) organization wrote that the “disproportionate condemnation of Israel, the only democratic state in the Middle East” is a problem affecting UN bodies “that is carried out not only by states of the Middle East, but also European states who pass, or abstain from, anti-Israel resolutions.”

Jusos urged Germany to “dissociate from the initiatives and alliances of antisemitic member states in the bodies and specialized agencies of the United Nations.”

The resolution was titled Antisemitism in the United Nations.”

A Jusos delegate told German daily Die Welt, “We’re giving the SPD a clear mandate to fight antisemitism in the UN and placing the issue on the agenda of (German Foreign Minister) Heiko Maas and the SPD.” A second delegate said: “It is clear to us: We have to fight off antisemitism in all its manifestations.” […]

Germany’s Social Democratic Foreign Minister Maas has greenlighted nearly 30 condemnations of the Jewish state at the UN since 2018. Christoph Heusgen, Germany’s ambassador to the UN, compared Israel in March with the jihadi terrorist organization Hamas. 
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