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Amnesty International rejects call to fight anti-Semitism

Human rights group says it opposes campaign focused specifically on anti-Jewish discrimination rather than prejudice generally

Amnesty International rejected a motion to campaign against the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, saying it battles all discrimination and would not single out individual groups.

The resolution called for the group to “campaign against antisemitism in the UK and lobby the government to tackle the rise in attacks.” It was struck down 468 to 461 at the group’s annual general meeting at the beginning of the week, the report said.

Andrew Thorpe-Apps, who submitted the motion, said an organization like Amnesty should really add their voice to that resolution as they do with other human rights issues.

The group defended the rejection. “After a really interesting debate where everyone condemned discrimination against all ethnic and religious groups, our membership decided not to pass this resolution calling for a campaign with a single focus,” said Amnesty International UK press officer Neil Durkin.

Source: Jewish Chronicle

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