Wiesenthal Center Protests to Mexico and Argentina for their Anti-Israel Vote at the UN Human Rights Council

June 10, 2021

BUENOS AIRES and PARIS - In separate letters addressed to the respective Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Felipe Solá (pictured left) and Mexico, Marcelo Luis Ebrard (pictured right), the Directors for International Relations and for Latin America of the Wiesenthal Center protested the position taken by these countries in the recent vote of the UN Human Rights Council against Israel.

“On behalf of our worldwide 400,000 membership, we are outraged that the terrorist organization, Hamas, has been whitewashed and democratic Israel blackened or placed on an equal footing. . Hamas' charter establishes its objective not only to the destruction of Israel but the genocide of all Jews wherever they may live, including citizens in your countries.  Your stand serves to legitimize dictatorships identifying with a terrorist organization to condemn a democracy. We urge Argentina and Mexico to rethink their policies and not applaud such exercises in hate," stated Drs. Shimon Samuels and Ariel Gelblung.


For further information, please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at +336 09770158 or Dr. Ariel Gelblung at +54 9 11 49695365, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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