ADL urged the 57 countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to take action and confront rising anti-Semitism on the continent. The event marked the 10-year anniversary of the OSCE’s landmark 2004 Berlin Conference Against Anti-Semitism, where governments first publicly rejected anti-Semitism that is cloaked in and legitimized by animus toward the Jewish State of Israel.
The United Nations has long been a source of mixed feelings for the Jewish community. While the UN played a pivotal role in the creation of the State of Israel, the international body has a continuing history of a one-sided, hostile approach to Israel.
A joint report by Human Rights First and ADL found that hate crimes in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region continue to go unreported by participating States, which consistently fall short on their commitments to combat hate crime.