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Thursday, April 29

Powell, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Pasi, and German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer

At Berlin Forum, Powell and Other Diplomats Discuss Anti-Semitism
An opinion poll released this week by the U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League
found that large numbers of Europeans are still suspicious of Jews, although
overall attitudes in many countries have improved. The poll also confirmed
widespread opposition in Europe to the policies of Israel in its conflict with the

"It is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the state of Israel," said
Secretary of State Powell. "But the line is crossed when Israel or its leaders
are demonized or vilified, for example, by the use of Nazi symbols and racist

from August 2001:
Powell decides not to attend the United Nations Conference against Racism,
citing concerns over criticism of Israel.