Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Speech at UN General Assembly

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was seriously injured in an anti-Semitic attack at Chabad of Poway, Calif., will address the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday in a special session devoted to rising anti-Semitism around the world.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres opened the discussion, followed by the president of the U.N. General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa. Goldstein, who was invited at the personal request of Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, will then address the session.

Ambassadors from countries around the world, the European coordinator for combating anti-Semitism and other dignitaries also addressed the gathering.

Goldstein was shot and wounded during the attack on April 27, when John Earnest, 19, entered the synagogue, shot and killed Lori Gilbert-Kaye, and wounded two others in addition to the rabbi. It took place exactly six months to the day after 11 Jewish worshippers were shot and killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018.

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