UNRWA Chief Minimizes Staff Antisemitism

At the June 2021 opening session of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, instead of welcoming legitimate critique of the organization for staff incitement and antisemitism, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini dismissed the criticism referring to such accusations as “irrational and “unacceptable.” In doing so, he also denigrated those who rightly bring to light this serious issue that affects the prospects for peace in the region.

Lazarini said:

While acknowledging the highly political and politicized environment that UNRWA operates in, it is unacceptable to constantly be accused of irrational allegations such as incitement to violence or anti-Semitism. The Agency has zero-tolerance for incitement, hatred or discrimination in any shape or form.”

Lazzarini’s full remarks are available here.





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