Israel C1. Vice PM and FM Tzipi Livni, Address to the International Conference of the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Jerusalem, 24 February 2008 (excerpts)

The following excerpts from Minister Livni’s welcoming speech to delegates from forty states participating in the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism conference held in Jerusalem on 24–25 February indicate that the Israeli government considers the fight against anti-Semitism to be central to Israeli foreign policy and urges more states to confront anti-Semitism in an urgent and systematic manner. (For comparison, see the U.S. Department of State’s “Report on Global Anti-Semitism” in Doc. D3 below.) The full text of the speech is available online at