At last, a bit of good news from the Obama Administration. An update onÂ this story: “U.S. pulling out of ‘Durban II’ conference,” by Ron Kampeas for theÂ JTA, February 27 (thanks toÂ Pamela):
The Obama administration has decided to boycott the so-called Durban II conference out of concerns for anti-Semitism. Multiple sources on a conference call with the White House on Friday told JTA that the Obama administration had opted not to attend any further preparatory meetings ahead of the planned U.N. conference against racism in Geneva in April.
White House aides told Jewish leaders on a conference call today that the United States will boycott the United Nations’Â World Conference on RacismÂ over hostility to Israel in draft documents prepared for the April conference. Â
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
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After the founding of the United Nations, when the State of Israel and a Palestinian State were being debated,Â the United Nations produced reports covering 1946-1949, which were summarized and classified as “RESTRICTED” at the time of the summary report, 1949.These reports have been available at the United Nations web site for some time. They support the fact that the Arab States’ hatred for, and violent opposition to, a Jewish state was far more important than having a State of Palestine. This fact has not changed and is the reason that “land for peace” is only national suicide for Israel. It is important to note that the UN was then no lover of Israel, so the reports are not biased in Israel’s favor. Today, of course, the UN prejudices every official act against Israel, America’s veto notwithstanding. In fact the cited UN report was written during the time a Jewish group in Israel, the Stern Gang, was accused of assassinating UN Official Count Bernadotte from Sweden.Â
See how many lies in the Palestinian narrative/revisionist history, the report debunks. Why more use is not made of this document by pro Israel groups is beyond me. In any event it exposes the racism of the Arab side, which has in Orwellian style, made the victim the one to blame.
Paragraph 5 is key. The naive Israelis thought: “With the removal of political friction which we hope Will eventually result from the setting up of these two independent States, each people master in its own home it should be possible to usher in an era of progress and regeneration which would be a boon to all the peoples in that important part of the world. The Jewish State, when it is established, will respect the sovereignty of its neighbour states as fully as it will defend its own.
The report then states: “The Arabs rejected the United Nations Partition P1an so that any comment of theirs did not specifically concern the status of the Arab section of Palestine under partition but rather rejected the scheme in its entirety.”