Livni calls on world leaders to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism

In response to a rise in anti-Semitic attacks since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday called on world leaders to condemn all forms of incitement and hatred and to hold to account those responsible. "We have received with great concern and revulsion many reports of physical, moral, verbal and other manifestations of anti-Semitic attacks towards Jews and Israeli citizens in many parts of the world," Livni said in a written statement. She cited cases of physical assault, the desecration of cemeteries and synagogues and the use of anti-Semitic incitement in pro-Palestinian demonstrations. "The government of Israel therefore calls upon the leaders of the world to condemn, suppress and curb any and all forms of such incitement and hate, and to further hold accountable those responsible for their actions," Livni said.