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B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns United Nations Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour for his outrageous comments comparing Israel to Nazi Germany during a news conference yesterday. Mansour said, “All colonizers, all occupiers, including those who suppressed the Warsaw [Ghetto] uprising, labeled those who were resisting them as terrorists.”

This type of rhetoric has no place anywhere, least of all in the corridors of the United Nations. If the Palestinian Authority were truly interested in pursuing peace with Israel, its ambassador would not be making such statements. The inherent message in the kind of language used yesterday can only be labeled as incitement against Israel and its people.

B’nai B’rith strongly agrees with Israeli United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon, who told reporters that, “any equalization between the Nazis and Israeli democracy is despicable and is worthy of denunciation from the international community.” Sadly, to date, there has been no international outcry.