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Members of Congress Urge UN to Fire Official Over Antisemitic Comments

(JNS) Members of Congress from both parties are calling for the removal from her post of Francesca Albanese, who holds the title of “U.N. special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories,” over her history of antisemitic comments.

“No one should get a free pass for engaging in antisemitism—including at the U.N.,” tweeted Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), along with a copy of the letter he signed calling for the Italian diplomat’s dismissal. “Today, I led my colleagues in calling on the U.N. to remove Special Rapporteur Albanese from her post following her refusal to take accountability for her antisemitic comments.”

The letter was also signed by Reps. Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Jared Golden (D-Maine), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.).

Among her antisemitic claims, Albanese has likened Israelis to Nazis.

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