Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on Oct. 28, 2018. (AFP photo)
JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the international fight against anti-Semitism in the wake of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the United States.
On Saturday morning, a Pennsylvania gunman killed 11 people at the synagogue in the community of Squirrel Hill, about 10 minutes' drive from downtown Pittsburgh, the hub of the city's Jewish community.
"I call upon the whole world to unite in the fight against anti-Semitism everywhere," Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
The shooting attack was "the largest anti-Semitic crime" in American history, he noted.
"On all these fronts we must stand up and fight back against this brutal fanaticism. It starts with the Jews, but never ends with the Jews," the prime minister warned.
He also sent condolences on behalf of the Israeli government and the people of Israel to the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic.
U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the country to be flown at half-mast in "solemn respect" for the victims.