* Of course not. The whole thing is a charade concocted by the Arabs and their parasitic enablers to attack and vilify Israel…
Livni: “Israel will not participate in the Durban 2 Conference”
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tzipi Livni, announced today, in front of the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities of North America, that Israel will not participate and will not legitimize the Durban 2 Conference.Â
Two years ago, the UN General Assembly decided to convene in Geneva in 2009 the Durban Review Conference, as a follow-up to “the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance” held in Durban in September 2001. The Durban Conference of 2001 became a forum for pernicious accusations and incitement against Israel,Â attacks againstÂ Zionism libeling it as a form of racism, denial of the unique and special natureÂ of the Holocaust, and a distortion ofÂ the meaning of the term anti-Semitism.
* Swinish SquanderingÂ at U.N. Human Rights Council:Â Foreign Aid Money Spent on $23 Million Art CeilingÂ
* Â UN High Commissioner forÂ Human RightsÂ Navi Pillay (replacement for awful Arbour) takes off the mask and shills for Hamas:Â Israel harshly condemned a call by the UN’s topÂ human rightsÂ official to immediately end the Gaza blockade, which she said breached international andÂ humanitarianÂ law.
* Jiziyah alert: EU hands over another 750.000 Euro’s Â to the Palestinian Central Elections Commission “to help successfully pave the way for any future elections in the occupied Palestinian territory.”
Although we had many reasons to believe that the Review Conference will be a repetition of Durban 1, Israel announced in February 2008 that it would wait for an assurance that the incitement and gross excesses of 2001 will not be repeated in the upcoming Review Conference. Since then, unfortunately, we have not seen any proof that things would be better. On the contrary – the Asian Group paper which was submitted to the Preparatory Committee contains the same language of hate which undermined the first Durban Conference. The document reproduces, almost word-by-word, the rhetoric of the Tehran Planning Meeting in 2001, a meeting which led to the Durban 1 farce. Once again extremist Arab and Muslim states wish to control the content of the conference and derail it from its original mission.
Regrettably the Asian document was compiled into the “Draft Outcome Document”, which appears now on an official UN website. In this “Draft Outcome Document” no particular country is named or singled out, except for Israel.
During recent months, we expressed the hope that the language of hatred will not repeat itself; we declared that we will not agree to the singling out of Israel, and we will object to incitement and condemnation of Israel. Despite our efforts and those of friendly countries, for whose position we are grateful, the conference appears to be heading once again towards becoming an anti-Israeli tribunal, which has nothing to do with fighting racism.
Israel is fully aware of the importance of the international fight against racism, xenophobia and related intolerance, and, therefore, looked forward to the success of the review conference.
The vitriolic tone and context of the “Draft Outcome Document” continue to undermine the genuine aims and objectives of the Durban Conference, and leave us no choice, but to withdraw from what, once again, will apparently become a platform for denigrating Israel.Â Â
In view of this situation, Israel will not participate and will not legitimize the Review Conference, which will be used as a platform for further anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic activity. We call upon the international community not to participate in a conference which seeks to legitimize hatred and extremism under the banner of the “fight against racism”.
The OIC & the UN: Islamophobia and “defamation of religion”
Nov 15, 2008
By: WEA RLC Principal Researcher and Writer, Elizabeth KendalÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
THE OIC & THE UN: ISLAMOPHOBIA AND “DEFAMATION OF RELIGION”
(OIC: Organisation of Islamic Conference)
Durban I — the UN’s first World Conference on Racism, RacialÂ
As a prelude to Durban II, a Second Preparatory Session of the 20-stateÂ
It is clear from the draft document, as well as from reports emanatingÂ
Muslims, the draft declaration asserts, are at dire risk of a racialÂ
The draft declaration recommends that local, national and internationalÂ
Anne Bayefsky, a York University professor and human rights lawyer whoÂ
The draft declaration has built on the 17 August 2007 report by MrÂ
For background see:
(This posting gives a thorough critique of Doudou Diene’s August 2007Â
(This posting analyses the OIC’s Observatory of Islamophobia which wasÂ
Canada and Israel have already pulled out of Durban II while severalÂ
The Non-Government Organisation “UN Watch” has released a paper on theÂ
In its opening summary, UN Watch charges that the draft declarationÂ
UN Watch’s paper provides a clear, thorough and yet concise overview andÂ
63rd UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Reliefweb has published a report on the 63rd General Assembly that wasÂ
The report describes representatives from Egypt, Sudan, Libya andÂ
The representative from Iran told the assembly that modern-day racism isÂ
According to the representative from Saudi Arabia, Islam rejects allÂ
Various free, multi-racial Western democracies (a minority in the UN)Â
The representative from France (speaking on behalf of the European UnionÂ
He expressed the European Union’s concern that the “thought process” onÂ
The representative from the USA expressed concern at the trend ofÂ
The representative from Israel regretted that alliances had trumpedÂ
The OIC formulated its Ten Year Program of Action (TYPOA) in Makkah inÂ
The Observatory of Islamophobia was launched in Dakar in March 2008 andÂ
By E N Kendal
1) Draft Outcome Document for the Durban Review Conference 2009
2) Durban 2: New site, same debacle.
3) Danish foreign minister threatens Western boycott of Durban II
4) Shattering the Red Lines: The Durban II Draft Declaration
5) Strengthening respect for human rights key for preventing conflict,Â
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