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Durban 2009

Confronting Evil at Durban II

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

At Durban II I came face to face with a different kind of evil: the evil of a president of a great nation extending a hand of friendship to Ahmadinejad.

Islamic Group Forces Site To Remove Satirical Religious Video Game "Faith Fighter"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Saudi-based Islamic group Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) spoke out Tuesday against "Faith Fighter" -- an online video game that pits...

Know Thy Enemy: Read Ahmadinejad's Original Draft of Durban 2009 Keynote

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is instructive to read the original draft of President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad's opening keynote submitted to the United Nations for the Durban 2009 anti-racism conference.

UN Rights Chief Claims Durban A Success, Slams Critics

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a d...

Durban Winners and Losers

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Despite the stream of (belated) harsh criticism by member states, Durban II shamefully handed the serial Holocaust denier, genocide threatener a PR gift.

Durban II Anti-Racism Declaration Unanimously Adopted By Attending Delegates

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Over 100 countries at the United Nations-sponsored global summit on racism on Tuesday unanimously approved a declaration calling on the world to comba...

Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz Defends Meeting With Ahmadinejad

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz on Monday defended his meeting with his Iranian couterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said criticism was unjustified. "S...

Durban II Conference: Ahmadinejad Anti-Israel Tirade Spurs Western Walk-Out (VIDEO)(UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nations Durban II anti-racism conference in Geneva this week hit snags early on due to an anti-Israel tirade by Iranian President Mahmoud A...

Durban II Conference To Spark High Tensions Over Israel

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Concerns are high that next week's United Nations anti-racism conference may descend into contentious debate over Israel that marred th...

Germany To Boycott Durban II Anti-Racism Conference

Earth Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Germany is likely to stay away from a UN meeting against racism next week in Geneva amid western concerns that the event may take on anti-Semitic over...

Ahmadinejad at Durban 2: Merkel Should Lead Boycott

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It's inconceivable to stand in silent tribute to 6 million dead Jews while simulatenously empowering a man who wants to do away with 6 million live Jews in Israel.

Ahmadinejad To Attend Durban II Anti-Racism Summit

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will attend next week's UN anti-racism conference, dubbed Durban II, according to state news agency IRNA. IRNA ...

Why We Approach the Durban II 'Anti-Racism' Conference with Trepidation

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Despite cosmetic changes to the Durban conference, there is every reason to believe we are in for yet another hate fest. Let's hope that this farce will not generate new tragedies.

Israel Rejects Revised Durban II Draft

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior Foreign Ministry source said Wednesday that Israel rejects the latest draft of the closing statement for the "Durban 2" anti-racism conferenc...

UN Durban II Draft Amended To Drop Israel Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

United Nations officials said Tuesday that Muslim-backed references to 'defamation of religion' and criticism of Israel have been dropped from a draft...

Elie Wiesel: Racism Conference Will Harm UN, Not Israel

Haaretz | Shlomo Shamir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel on Thursday said the passing of resolutions attacking Israel at the upcoming "Durban II" conference on racism would only ha...

Italy To Boycott UN Racism Conference

Yediot Ahronot | Roni Sofer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni that his country would not participate in the international anti-racism con...

UN Racism Conference: European, Muslim Nations Clash Over Israel

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — European Union countries Tuesday stepped up their opposition to Muslim attempts to shield Islam from criticism and attack Israel throug...

UN Racism Conference: US Pulling Out

Politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

White House aides told Jewish leaders on a conference call today that the United States will boycott the United Nations' World Conference on Racism ov...