The UN Demonstrates How Not to Fight Anti-Semitism

Last year, the United Nations released a “Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech,” which includes anti-Semitism among the various forms of prejudice it is designed to combat. Such a move is most welcome from an institution that has often been a forum for the promotion of vicious hatred of Jews and the Jewish state. But, argue Emilie Kao and Joel Griffith, its approach is thoroughly wrongheaded:

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More about: anti-Semitsm, Freedom of Speech, Holocaust denial, United Nations

How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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