U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Durban II
Posted by sarkout on April 20 2009 15:24:34
U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Durban II

April 19, 2009



During Durban I, Jewish delegates were physically intimidated, Protocols of the Elders of Zion were distributed by street demonstrators, and caricatures of swastika'd Jews with fangs dripping blood adorned NGO exhibitions.

SWC at Durban I

Dear Kurdocide Watch - CHAK,

Dr. Shimon Samuels (Paris), Sergio Widder (Buenos Aires) and I (Los Angeles) have just arrived in Geneva where the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Durban II opens Tuesday, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Now that Iran has confirmed the attendance of its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Center is urging Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders to boycott Durban II.

Back in 2001, the Simon Wiesenthal Center was there on the ground to report from South Africa as
2001 Durban I degenirated into an ugly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatefest.

Here in Geneva, we'll monitor conference sessions and lobby directly with diplomats as the expected push to single out Israel as the world's sole and worst human rights abuser unfolds. We are also bringing experts on human rights in Iran, the special prosecutor for the AMIA bombing from Argentina and a specialist from Africa to ensure that the media and nations reluctant to take on the serial human rights abusers from Iran, Libya, and Cuba cannot do their dirty work behind closed doors.

Center leaders have been at almost every Durban II preparatory meeting where the lead-up to the conference has been so blatantly biased against Israel and so clearly determined to avoid any substantive discussion of global human rights that Canada, Israel and the U.S. have pledged not to attend.

In addition, we will be co-sponsoring a major counter programming seminar with several top human rights NGOs to address the continuing threat of global terrorism and rampant human rights violations in the Middle East and Africa.
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