Opinion: Why we should be at Durban II

Published on Jerusalem Post, by SHIMON SAMUELS, April 20, 2009.

On Monday, April 20 – perhaps appropriately coinciding with both Hitler’s birthday and the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day – the 2001 Durban UN World Conference Against Racism will resume in Geneva.

Led by Iran, Libya and their allies, the gathering – despite Western blandishments – will again compulsively focus upon denigrating Israel.

Jewish organizations have long been debating the pros and cons of participation. Most agreed that governments – wherever possible – be encouraged to demonstrate their disdain for the human rights violators and patrons of terror that have pulled the Durban strings … (full text).


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