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Chaim Herzog's Speech in Opposition to U.N. Resolution Equating Zionism With Racism

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In 1975 the United Nations General Assembly proposed a resolution which stated that "Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination." Prior to the vote the Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. and future Israeli President, Chaim Herzog, gave a speech opposing the resolution. While the resolution was approved it was subsequently repealed on December 16th, 1991 by General Assembly Resolution 46/86. "...to equate Zionism with the intolerable sin of racism is to twist history and forget the terrible plight of Jews in World War II and indeed throughout history."