Wednesday, May 25, 2022

UN set to pass historic resolution against Holocaust denial Thursday

THE JERUSALEM POST –– The UN General Assembly is set to adopt a historic resolution calling for “action to combat Holocaust denial and distortion as antisemitism continues to surge globally.” The effort is led by the Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan, who said the resolution would mark the first time in 17 years that the General Assembly was expected to approve an Israeli-authored text.

The vote is expected to take place on Thursday, which is the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference where top Nazi officials decided on the plan to eradicate the Jewish people, also known as “The Final Solution.”

The first and only time an Israeli-backed resolution passed was in 2005 with the establishment of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place annually on January 27.

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