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Israelite U.N workers subjected to abuse from other U.N staff

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Ben W, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Ben W

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    Sep 16, 2002
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    UN investigating anti-Semitic incidents in UN security service
    By The Associated Press

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations has launched an investigation of anti-Semitic incidents in the UN security service, according to a letter Wednesday to all security staff.

    The letter, obtained by The Associated Press, follows the reprimand of a security guard for drawing swastikas on a log sheet knowing a guard from Israel would almost certainly see them. The guard also made Nazi-like salutes to his Israeli colleague.

    In a separate incident, a female Israeli security employee alleged that she was assaulted while working in Vienna. It was not clear whether that incident was sexually related or motivated by anti-Semitism, a UN official said.

    The letter from Diana Russler, the deputy to UN security chief David Veness, said the Department of Safety and Security and the Office of Human Resources Management have jointly established a panel to investigate "recent allegations of anti-Semitic incidents in the Security and Safety Service ... and establish the facts.

    Russler said the panel would be interviewing staff members "who may have direct knowledge of facts related to these allegations." She reminded the staff "of your obligation to cooperate fully with the investigation."

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