Durban conference

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Both UN's Durban conferences (which were supposedly intended to be "against racism") were another display of the 'merging bigotry between: Arabism (Durban 2- chaired by Libya's Qaddafi) & Islamism' (Durban 2 - spearheaded by Iran's Ahmadinejad, the first statesman to speak), both dominated the conferences in a clear anti-Jewish bashing - agenda (mostly under the guise of "caring" for Arab Palestinians - while the truth is they don't [1], and defining Israel's fight for survival [2] as "racist", but "pure" anti all-Jews racism was also on display), the Durban 2 had another Islamic agenda to "criminalize" criticism of Islam.

Durban conference 1, I. Cotler: The World Conference Against Racism in Durban was originally planned as a platform to focus on the world's underrepresented human rights causes. Yet what was supposed to be a conference against racism turned into a conference of racism against Israel and the Jewish people. [3], Arab nations have ganged up to bash Israel [4] [5] (hypocritic [6] false "accusations" on pluralistic democracy, free for all state [7] [8], Israeli Arab explodes Mideast 'lies', says she discovered freedom in Jewish state "As a Middle Easterner brought up on this patent 'Israel is a racist state' propaganda, I discovered it is total hate-inspired nonsense," she said." I've seen with my own eyes what kind of society Israel is. I consider Israel to be one of the most multi-racial and multi-cultural countries in the world. There are no racial restrictions on becoming a citizen of Israel like there are in many Arab countries. Remember, Jews can't live in the neighboring Arab Kingdom of Jordan or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." She explained that more than 100 different countries of the world are represented in the population of Israel. "Consider how the Israeli government spent tens of millions of dollars airlifting more than 40,000 black Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1984 and 1991," she said. "Since 2001 Israel has reached out to help others taking in non-Jewish refugees from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Liberia, Congo and even Bosnian Muslims. How many such refugees have the 22 states in the Arab league taken in? The Arab world won't even give Palestinian refugees citizenship in their host countries." She added that more than 1 million Arabs are full Israel citizens, that an Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel, that there are Arab political parties expressing views inimical to the state of Israel sitting in the Knesset, that women are equal partners in Israel and have complete human rights. "Show me an Arab nation with a Jew in its government," she challenged. "Show me an Arab country with half as many Jewish citizens as Israel has Arab citizens. I'll borrow some of your academic freedom now and say that Arab nations are the real racist and oppressive states." [9] even harsh anti-Israel Arabist Jimmy Carter admitted on CNN "I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis." [10], On the hypocrisy of racist Arabs / Palestinians vs pluralistic democratic Israel, some have summed it up in one phrase: "If Arabs Can Live in Jewish Neighborhoods, Why Can't Jews Live in Arab Neighborhoods?" [11], In fact, many have raised the issue of Arabs not only being equal citizens as Jews in Israel, but often as first class citizens, Arabs, Muslims first class citizens in Israel whereas Israeli Jews are second class citizens [12], an example: Israeli Police evict Jews from Jewish-owned Hebron home As applauding Palestinian Arabs looked on [13], there are complaints of Jews who proclaim that they are sick and tired of being second-class citizens, while all Arabs in Judea and Samaria are treated like first-class citizens. [14] a professor has written about Israel's "affirmative action", quotas and preferences for Arabs [15] and that Israel already has a system in place whereby Jews are often treated as second-class citizens. [16]) and the Jews, as Arab states pressed the Durban racist strategy [17], Jews were stunned by hostility, Anti-Semitism at Durban [18] from the Arabs' hopeless xenophobic hatred [19], The Arab Lawyers Union of Egypt, distributed a booklet of violently Anti Jewish cartoons and has, since then, continued its incitement to Jew-hatred [20].

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson: [T]he atmosphere of anti-Semitism at the NGO Forum was described as 'hateful, even racist' by former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Source: U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1361 EH, Sept. 23, 2008, I had urged the NGOs not to adopt it. But the process was democratic and they went ahead and adopted it. But I also have a democratic right to reject that declaration dealing with Israel... I think the NGO Forum, by including that text on Israel, have diminished the chances of it being adopted by the conference. I don't think it can be adopted. Source: "Israel branded 'racist' by rights forum," CNN, Sept. 2, 2001. [A]fter [an activist] showed Robinson the booklet, she stood up, waved it and said, 'This conference is aimed at achieving human dignity. My husband is a cartoonist, I love political cartoons, but when I see the racism in this cartoon booklet, of the Arab Lawyers' Union, I must say that I am a Jew - for those victims are hurting. I know that you people will not understand easily, but you are my friends, so I tell you that I am a Jew, and I will not accept this fractiousness to torpedo the conference.' Source: "Robinson in Durban: I am a Jew," The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 30, 2001. [21], racist Arab [22] and Islamic states attempted to impose an agenda declaring Palestinian victimhood at the hands of Israeli "colonialism and oppression.", French philosopher and writer Pascal Bruckner put it best when he said, "It was like a cannibal suddenly calling for vegetarianism."Australia and Canada issued statements condemning the conference's hypocrisy. The Israeli and U.S. delegations walked out [23], As a writer has put it: 'Racists cry racism at U.N. conference' [24], Under title 'Arab Racism' a writer sums up the efforts all those years where the Arab countries continued to promote the false notion as if 'Zionism is racism', defining Zionism, the national liberation movement of Jews, the victims of racism, as racism is particularly cynical, yet it seems that the Arabs have succeeded to convince the leaders of some nations, themselves victims of racism, to support this vicious accusation.[25], it was described by the late Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, as "the most sickening and unabashed display of hate for Jews I had seen since the Nazi period." [26], in fact, from the Jew-Hatred in Durban, the ironic result of the UN's World Conference on Racism 2001 should have been to remind the world how little reality has changed: Israel is still David opposite the Arab world's Goliath. [27].

Durban conference 2 Learning the lesson of Arab Muslim nations hijacking the UN (2001) Durban 1 [28] conference against "racism", turning it into a platform for a racist anti Jewish, anti Israel forum, come the (2009) Durban 2 with added worries of the trivializing of the Holocaust by comparing it with hatred of Islam. [29] [30] [31] [32], Canada has said it "promotes racism" [33] and has boycotted it [34], the US has boycotted it on February 28, 2009 [35] The delegation's conclusions were that the anti-Israel and anti-Western tendencies were too deeply entrenched to excise [36], Britain and Italy Threaten to Drop Out [37], later on, Italy pulled out of the conference [38], Australia was ready to boycott Durban II [39], finally after EU has threatened to pullout too [40] EU's ultimatum to the OIC: Change your tune on Durban II or we won't attend, it issued a final ultimatum to the countries participating in Durban II: They must put a stop to their anti-Israeli agitation and their criticism of the freedom of expression. [41] it was altered and the Arab nations' put together criticism attack of Israel was dropped from Durban II draft resolution (March 17, 2009) [42]. Thomas P. Kilgannon has summed it up: in two words—bureaucratic terrorism. The conference is dominated by the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and is used largely as a forum to promote hatred of Israel. The gathering in Geneva is a follow-on to the World Conference Against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001 [43] The Durban II was named: The U.N.'s Racist Jamboree [44] [45].

As part of exposing the hypocrisy, prior to the Durban conference, the UNWatch "turned the tables" Blasts Racism by Iran, Libya and Saudi Arabia, with a special attention on Arab Libya (which chairs the conf.) on its horrific record on human rights, racism, discrimination against minorities, including black migrants [46] 2 million black African migrants in Libya, who, as quoted in the International Herald Tribune ([47]), say they are treated like slaves and animals [48], and the fate of the Bulgarians in a libel suit. [49]

On April 19, 2009 U.S. boycotted finally the conference, says it 'singles out' Israel, it risks 'hypocritical' Israel hatred [50] & "hypocritical allegations" against Israel [51], just as more countries joined a U.S. boycott amid concerns it was developing into a platform for attacking Israel, Australia and the Netherlands were the latest to pull out, as a dispute gathered pace over a document said to single out Israel for its racism. "Germany, like several other E.U. nations, will very likely not be taking part in the conference," [52] (Canada, Israel, Italy and Sweden have already announced they are boycotting the conference aimed at creating a global blueprint for tackling discrimination). Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, whose past comments on the Holocaust and Israel are likely to overshadow his contributions to the debate, has reportedly confirmed his attendence [53], his attendance proved again that 'Durban II' racist‎ [54].

(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - as Adolf Hitler World leaders (including Italy & Germany) have compared Ahmadinejad to Adolf Hitler, the world faces the same threat from, [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] Or a '2nd Hitler' [64], even in Arab media, in reactions to Iran's nuclear project, he was described as a new Hitler threatening to unleash catastrophe upon the world [65] and writers decry his 'plan' to annihilate Jews with a single push of a button, a dictator who fashions himself after Adolf Hitler with a twist of Islamic lemon [66]

He also gave an ultimatum to the west: 'Convert to Islam or Die' [67] he's warned Western leaders to follow the path of Allah or "vanish from the face of the earth". [68]).

On April 20, 2009, (while there was no talk about Arab racism, nor about Iran's oppression of minorities like: Christians, Baha'i, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazi Arabs, etc. [69] [70]) Iran's (a country notorious for its human rights abuses, including a long history of persecution of minorities [71]) Ahmadinejad who bashed Israel [72], was jeered at the conference, the opening of a United Nations conference in Switzerland on anti-racism was marred by chaotic scenes Monday as protests and a protesting 'walkout' by delegates, especially the Europeans (he was applauded by some Arabs), Some 40 delegates stood and exited the hall amid a mixture of outraged shouts such as: "shame", Protesters interrupted him as he began to speak, shouting: "You're a racist!" [73] [74] [75] [76]

Leaders Condemned Ahmadinejad's 'Hate speech' tirade Attack on Israel [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] including the Vatican [85] and the UN chief [86] Some decried: World witnessed Hitler's return. [87]