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Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Source: Screenshot.

Pro-Israel leaders, senior officials hold counter-conference to protest upcoming Durban IV

A group of pro-Israel academics, activists, government officials and members of the media held a virtual conference strongly criticizing the Durban conferences against racism, which from its first and most notable conference in Durban,...
Secretary-General Kofi Annan (right at podium) speaking at the opening of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World...
United Nations headquarters in New York City. Credit: Pixabay.

3,000-plus pro-Israel lawyers ask European countries to skip Durban conference

A global network of more than 3,000 pro-Israel lawyers and activists is asking European countries to withdraw their participation from an upcoming event marking the 20th anniversary of the Durban Conference, reported The Jerusalem Post. The...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan speaks at a webinar, “A Festival of Hate: How to Defeat the Durban Strategy—A Primary Vector of 21st Century Anti-Semitism,” Aug. 3, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Erdan, Cotler decry upcoming UN Durban commemoration

Ahead of the United Nations commemoration next month of the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) held a webinar on Tuesday to decry the participation of members states at the event,...
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Germany becomes 10th country to boycott Durban IV Conference

Germany is the latest country to announce that it will not attend an upcoming U.N. event that marks the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, called Durban IV. The country’s withdrawal...
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhanek. Source: Twitter.

Austria, Czech Republic and Netherlands to avoid Durban IV conference in New York

Three more countries have announced that they will not attend a U.N. event scheduled for September in New York that marks the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in Durban, or Durban...
Gay McDougall. Source: YouTube.

US law professor elected to UN committee criticized for stances on anti-Semitism, Israel

Gay McDougall, who was elected to serve on the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Thursday, has elicited concern over her record on anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism. McDougall, 73, a distinguished...
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Canada joins US, Australia in steering clear of events related to 20 years of...

The Canadian government said on Thursday that it will not participate in upcoming events marking the 20th anniversary of a U.N.-sponsored anti-racism conference that singled out Israel for criticism. The announcement was made on the...
A panel at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, 2001. Credit: U.N./Ron da Silva.

US takes ‘principled decision‘ in skipping anti-Semitic Durban conference

Jewish leaders on Wednesday praised the Biden administration for announcing that the United States will not participate in upcoming events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action. On Wednesday, Conference...
President Joe Biden participates in his first official press conference Thursday, March 25, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

For eight years, the administration of former President Barack Obama behaved as if the security needs of the State of Israel were such an irritating impediment to American foreign-policy aims that it had no...