Source: The Washington Post
Wire Service: Reuters
On November 22, 2004 Reuters reported, "A U.N. General Assembly committee approved for the first time Monday a resolution decrying an increase in anti-Semitism along with rising intolerance and violence directed at other religions... The resolution on religious intolerance was adopted 177 to 0 by the assembly's social and humanitarian committee, which has jurisdiction over human rights issues. Approval came after attempts by Muslim nations to delete or soften the reference to anti-Semitism, diplomats said."