The United Nations is to hold a World Conference Against Racism. But in typical UN style, this conference against meanness is being run by some of the meanest:
A key Israeli objection is that the UN committee managing the conference isÂ chaired by Libya, with vice-chairs from Iran, Pakistan, Cuba, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chose your favorite dictator!
*Â Â Â Â Â Â Durban II: A Conference to demonize Israel
October 6, 2008: Durban II preparations push multi-pronged strategy: attack Israel, defeat the war on terror, manufacture “Islamophobia”
* Any participation by civilized countries would not only legitimize, but actually reward the worlds worstÂ dictatorships, theocratic zealots and criminal Communist regimes in their oppression towards their Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or other minorities, while deflecting blame on Israel.Â
- Jason Koutsoukis/ The Age
SENIOR Israeli diplomat Dan Gillerman has urged Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd not to send a delegation to a United Nations forum on racism, saying it will be used as a platform to bash Israel.
In an interview withÂ The Age, Mr Gillerman, who was Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations from 2003 until September last year, also strongly rejected calls for war crimes investigations against Israeli commanders involved in the recent Gaza offensive.
Speaking from his office in Tel Aviv ahead of a scheduled visit to Australia at the end of the month, Mr Gillerman said the 2009 UN World Conference Against Racism, also known as “Durban II”, to be held in Geneva in April, was a charade.
“Keep away from Durban,” Mr Gillerman said.
“Countries like Australia who, to my mind, represents the best of what democracy and civilisation can be, shouldn’t take part in this charade.”