A poster with US billionaire George Soros is pictured on July 6, 2017 in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The head of Hungary's largest Jewish organisation says a "poisonous" poster campaign by the government that targets US billionaire George Soros is stoking anti-Semitic sentiments and urged its immediate scrapping. (AFP Photo)
JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that anti-Semitism remains "alive and well" in today's world and vowed to combat all forms of racism and bigotry, local media reported.
Guterres made the remarks on Monday during a visit to Israel's Holocaust memorial, ahead of his meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to encourage peace talks.
He said that he believes "the horror of the Holocaust should be such that anti-Semitism should now be dead forever."
Guterres also said that he "was shocked a few years ago to listen to the chant of a group of neo-Nazis in a developed country in the world, chanting 'blood and soil,' the slogan of the Nazis."
Guterres will meet Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday in the West Bank. He is due in Gaza on Wednesday.