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‘PH stands with Israel and US in fighting anti-Semitism,’ says DFA chief

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:16 PM November 02, 2018

Newly-appointed Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy “Boy” Locsin Jr. on Friday said the Philippines “stands with Israel and US in fighting anti-Semitism” as he extended the nation’s condolences to victims of the synagogue bombing in Pittsburgh, United States (US).

Anti-Semitic gunman Robert Bowers opened fire on Jewish congregants at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last October 27.

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READ: 11 dead, 6 injured as ‘anti-Semitic’ gunman strikes US synagogue

In a tweet, Locsin branded anti-Semitism or discrimination against Jews an “ugly motivation” which, he noted, “all decent mankind condemns.”

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“The ugly motivation is anti-Semitism which all decent mankind condemns. PH stands with Israel and US in fighting anti-Semitism,” he wrote.

Locsin also said that despite differences in policies, the Philippines will join the fight against such discrimination.

“Whatever foreign policy differences we have with the US, on fighting Islamic fundamentalist terrorism we stand foursquare with the US and with the great state of Israel with which we have historic ties of blood and friendship. We will fight anti-Semitism to the very end of it,” he said.  /kga

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