World Jewish Congress Calls On Countries Around World To Ban Neo-Nazi Parties

Published in The Liberty Crier on May 9th: 

BUDAPEST – The World Jewish Congress approved on Tuesday a resolution that calls on countries around the world, “in particular those whose Jewish populations were decimated in the Shoah,” to outlaw the public denial of the Holocaust, and where appropriate constitutional provisions exist, to consider banning neo-Nazi parties.

The resolution also urges Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other national leaders and legislators in Europe to join the 125 legislators from more than 40 countries in signing the 2009 London Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism.

The WJC decided to hold its Plenary Assembly in the Hungarian capital as an expression of solidarity with the local Jewish community in the city, who have been under threat of rising anti-Semitism ever since the extreme right-wing Jobbik Party won a relatively large share of the vote in the last election.

The WJC resolution, supported by hundreds of delegates from Jewish communities around the world, urges the Hungarian authorities “to take effective measures including by enacting and enforcing legislation, for the protection of all citizens and residents of this country, in particular vulnerable minorities such as the Roma and the Jews, against threats of violence, racist hate and insults and the denial of the Holocaust.”

The World Jewish Congress Calls On Countries Around The World To Outlaw ‘Holocaust Denial’ And Ban Neo-Nazi Parties [continued]

also see:

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/World-Jewish-Congress-urges-ban-on-neo-Nazi-parties-312395

4 thoughts on “World Jewish Congress Calls On Countries Around World To Ban Neo-Nazi Parties

  1. Dave Terry

    ” The World Jewish Congress approved on Tuesday a resolution that calls on countries around the world,……..where appropriate constitutional provisions exist, to consider banning neo-Nazi parties.”

    I take it. this means for those countries that are ALREADY ‘neo-fascist’ should ban “neo-Nazi” parties.

    What OTHER countries but neo-fascist ones would ALLOW specific political parties to be banned in the first place?

  2. Dave Terry

    addendum; If the World ‘Zionist’ Congress were not
    a neo-fascist organization they would already understand the logic of the foregoing

  3. William Saturn

    Thomas Dewey, best known as the subject in the unfortunate headline Harry Truman proudly brandished following the 1948 election, had a little-known, yet historic radio debate ahead of the 1948 Oregon Primary against “boy wonder” Harold Stassen, the perennial presidential candidate who would run for the office eight more times before his death in 2001.

    In the debate, which focused on whether the Communist Party should be banned, Dewey argued that an idea cannot be defeated with legal force. Rather, such an act would itself constitute totalitarianism:

    This glib proposal to outlaw the Communist Party would be quickly recognized everywhere as an abject surrender by the great United States to the methods of totalitarianism.

    The only way to defeat an idea is through open, public debate. If you cast a group into the shadows, you do not refute their arguments. Instead, you allow their ideas to fester unchallenged. If these ideas are truly wrong, the public should be shown why they are wrong.

    Neo-nazis should be defeated with rational argumentation, not the force of despotic laws.

  4. Wes Wagner

    +1 for WS@3

    I would only add that it is also nice to have a transparent group for such people to self identify, so that I can choose to personally discriminate against them in matters of business and all other forms of voluntary relationships.

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