Amnesty International is facing criticism for refusing to tackle
anti-Semitism in the UK, after a motion calling on the group to do so
was voted down at its annual international conference.
The motion was narrowly defeated by 468 votes to 461 at Sunday's International AGM.
It had been tabled by Amnesty member Andrew Thorpe-Apps, who told Britain’s The Jewish Chronicle
that while he was not Jewish himself, he had put forward the motion
after being appalled at the rising discrimination and attacks against
Just last week, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, a report revealed a shocking rise in the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks in Europe last year, with France and UK experiencing the greatest increase.
Thorpe-Apps said the motion was the only one rejected during the entire conference.