"At least 47 nations led by Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia pledged to combat antisemitism in a special statement issued at the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
'We will remain steadfast in our pledge, never again,' said Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as he issued a special video statement in which spoke about the danger of antisemitism.
It’s the first time Austria has issued such a statement...
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid thanked Schallenberg for the statement. Countries that signed the declaration included: Bosnia, Honduras, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Germany, Bulgaria, Australia, the United Kingdom, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, the United States, Ukraine, Cameroon, Japan, Slovenia, Argentina, Armenia, Croatia, Finland, New Zealand, Guatemala, Colombia, Chile, Poland, Moldova, Netherlands, Latvia, Romania, Seychelles, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Hungary, Lithuania , Estonia, Uruguay, Italy, Luxembourg, Brazil, Monaco, and Malta.
During the debate Israel’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Meirav Eilon Shahar, said that Jews are once again 'labeled by odious propaganda, online and off-line, as the ones to blame for wars, economic crises, forest fires and, of course, the COVID pandemic.'
'Israel applauds states that have adopted strategies to confront racism and antisemitism,' Eilon Shahar said. She called on all states to endorse the antisemitism definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance..."