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  4/27/2014, Nissan 27, 5774

ADL to Ban Ki-Moon: Reject UN Undersecretary's Statement


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called today (Sunday) on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to make a public statement against  offensive anti-Israel comments made by Rima Khalaf, U.N. Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary of the U.N Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

In a February 24th UN report, Khalaf charged Israel with pursuing a policy promoting state “ethnic and religious purity” based on its desire to be recognized as a Jewish State.  She also endorsed an international boycott of Israeli products produced in the West Bank.

ADL previously wrote to the Secretary General urging him to reject Khalaf’s comments, but no response was received.