Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon denounced as anti-Semitic a Palestinian call for a worldwide entry ban on Jews living in Yehudah and Shomron.
Earlier on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki urged the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to adopt a sweeping policy of isolation against produce from the region, and the Jews who live there.
“They must not deal directly or indirectly with the occupation system, in addition to not allowing the entry of illegal settlers into their country,” Maliki said.
Danon condemned Maliki’s speech and demanded that the international community do the same.
“We’re talking about pure anti-Semitism. The PA Foreign Minister’s demand to label Jews is reminiscent of the labeling of Jews during the darkest periods in the history of humanity. It is up to the countries of the world to condemn the Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister and make a clear and firm statement against anti-Semitism,” Danon said.
Sources at the U.N. indicated that Danon is in contact with senior U.N. officials to persuade them to firmly reject the Palestinian proposal.