Tel Aviv, Oct 25 (IANS): The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) has expressed outrage over the comments made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres where he seemed to blame Israel for the October 7 Hamas massacre that led to 1,400 Israelis being brutally murdered and more than 200 in captivity.
The nonprofit has demanded the UN chief's resignation over his remarks.
The Combat Antisemitism Movement in a statement said that it was unbelievable and unconscionable as how out of touch with realityGuterres was.
CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa said: “Over the last couple of weeks, our generation has had a chance to reflect and better understand how the Holocaust was allowed to happen by the silence and complicity of global decision-makers and opinion-shapers in the face of Nazi-style atrocities.
“The fact that the so-called leader of the most prominent international institution has engaged in victim-blaming shows how he clearly has different rules for Jews among all the other peoples of the world.
“He sees the blood of masses of Jews spilled and can only think of the political ramifications. Would he have said that the Holocaust didn’t happen in a vacuum, which is a repugnant but sadly increasing global sentiment?.
“These comments are just a thin whisper away and hold the Jewish people uniquely responsible for their own massacres, rapes, beheadings, and kidnappings.”
CAM joins the growing number of people and institutions calling for Gutteres’ immediate resignation as UN Secretary-General, she said .