The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday voted to condemn a string of anti “anti-Semitic” incidents in the Philippines, including a stabbing at a Jewish center and a racist taunt at an Australian citizen.
The council also adopted a resolution calling for the immediate removal of all clothing bearing anti-Semitic symbols from military bases, in order to prevent such incidents from reoccurring.
The resolution was backed by the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United States, China and Russia, among others.
It comes as tensions rise in the country over a wave of anti Semitic attacks.
A spate of incidents targeting Jewish people in Manila in the past few months, and a subsequent wave of attacks on Jews in other parts of the country, have raised concern about anti-Semitism in the predominantly Muslim nation.
At least five anti-Semites have been arrested, including two suspected of committing the latest attacks.
The Philippines, which has a population of about 14 million, has been grappling with a wave that began in early December with anti-Jewish hate crimes.
The latest attacks are the latest in a string that have killed at least 19 people and left dozens more wounded.