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Durban Review Conference on Racism: Genuine Effort or Political Hypocrisy?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Durban III, a UN conference charged with finding the real root of racism, is scheduled to commence September 21. The two conferences became a platform for political hatred rather than a genuine effort to deal with the issue. Will Durban III be more of the same?

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.

After Durban II, the Question of the United Nations

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

For me, an anti-racism conference that was organized by Libya, kicked off by Iran, and concluded with an attack on women, Jews, religious and sexual minorities, and indigenous people, is a total failure.

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.

Durban the Sequel: Send Out the Clowns

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

In the eight years since the Durban I debacle, the producers of this global sham hadn't come up with anything more original than to blame Israel for the world's racist problems.

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 II Was Almost Funny

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Serious defense of Israel shone alongside clever and zany protest at the United Nations Conference Against Racism in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week.

Missing an Anti-Racism Moment

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

In boycotting the United Nations conference on racism, the Obama administration demonstrated the United States will not be any more committed than the Bush administration in fighting global racism.

From Durban II With No Love

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Thanks to Ahmadinejad a good conference to discuss racism -- a serious issue -- was turned into a media love fest where the Israeli narrative went unquestioned.

Ahmadinejad Anti-Israel Speech Was Toned Down: UN

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER and ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caused an uproar with a speech attacking Israel at a U.N. conference on racism, the U...

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...

Ahmadinejad Given Hero's Welcome On Return To Iran: State Press

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has returned home to what has officially been described as a sensational welcome....

Why We Remember

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I call for another Conference, truly antiracist, truly faithful to the ideals of the United Nations. Let's forget about Durban II. Let's prepare for Geneva III.

Elie Weisel Attacked as ¨Zion-Nazi¨ by Ahmadinejad Backer

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Only time will tell if the world's got the guts to deal with the menacing smirk and threats of Mahmoud Ahamdinejad.

Ahmadinejad Speech Causes Diplomats To Walk Out

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dozens of Western representatives at the UN-sponsored Durban II conference against racism walked out during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ad...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Ahmadinejad's Remarks Affirm Obama's Decision Not To Attend UN Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stated Monday that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inflammatory anti-Israel rhetoric at a UN conference on world racism affir...

Good Call on Durban II, Mr. President

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

In boycotting the second United Nations Conference Against Racism, President Barack Obama has shown leadership in opposing anti-Semitism.

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: Stop Reading Between the Lines

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc R. Stanley

Right wing groups, like the RJC, should be commending President Obama for his policy on Durban, not waging misleading attacks.

U.S. Out: President Obama Gets It Right

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

President Obama got it right when he finally decided not to participate in Durban II, the UN "Anti-Racism" Conference in Geneva.

Durban II Declaration Accepted, Will Ratify Condemnation Of Israel

YNet | Yitzhak Benhorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Declaration for next week's UN conference on racism in Geneva omits references to Israel, Zionism, Middle East conflict and other divisive issues, but...

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...

Durban II: Nations Prepare For UN Anti-Racism Conference

Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On April 20, representatives from around the world will gather at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, for the Durban Review Confer...