- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday urged people to continue the fight against ant-Semitism, which she said is changing not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and the U.S.

“The battle against hate never ends … [and] the forms of anti-Semitism continue to evolve,” Mrs. Clinton told a gathering of 300 people - many of them Jewish leaders and rabbis - at the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room.

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s special envoy to combat and monitor anti-Semitism, noted some specific forms of anti-Semitism, including the Holocaust denial of the Iranian regime, Holocaust glorification by some extremist groups and a fear of Jews as “the other.”

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the international Jewish human rights organization, said Jewish groups like his “can be the watchdog, but we need the help of non-Jews to keep this in check.”