Med 15. in 17. 3. 2016 je prvič v Buenos Airesu zasedala plenarna skupščina Svetovnega judovskega kongresa (World Jewish Congress – WJC). Sej se je udeležilo okoli 400 delegatov iz 67. judovskih skupnosti, med katerimi je bila tudi Judovska skupnost Slovenije.
World Jewish Congress assembly condemns BDS movement as a ‘manifestation of anti-Semitism’
16. 3. 2016
In a keynote address to the assembly, Lauder highlighted the challenges facing the Jewish people and the State of Israel today. It was the first time the WJC held a meeting of its highest decision-making body in Latin America.
Lauder declared that anti-Semitism and anti-Semites had to be confronted forcefully wherever and whenever they manifested themselves. “The Jewish people are not going to disappear. We are small in number – there a just 15 million of us around the world – but we are a brilliant and innovative people. It is the job of the World Jewish Congress to harness that brilliance.”
Lauder also said the WJC would fight the anti-Israel BDS movement and accused the United Nations of failing to live up to its own ideals and charter and having become a “cesspool of anti-Semitism”. […]
The Plenary Assembly also adopted a resolution which “considers the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement, and all other attempts to delegitimize the State of Israel, to be manifestations of anti-Semitic discrimination against the only truly democratic country in the Middle East, and damaging to any genuine efforts for peace in the region.” […]