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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on anti-Semitic violence

New York, 3 August 2014

The Secretary-General deplores the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza.

The Secretary-General emphasizes that the conflict in the Middle East must not constitute a pretext for prejudice that could affect social peace and harmony anywhere. He firmly believes that the conflict needs to be solved through an immediate cessation of violence and negotiations.

Statements on 3 August 2014