New Zealand pulls out of Durban III over anti-Semitism

17.09.2011                      18.Elul, 5771                      Ki Tavo

Diplomatie:

New Zealand pulls out of Durban III over anti-Semitism

Romania, France and Denmark moving forward with participation; New Zealand FM says concerned anti-Semitic debates will be re-opened.

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced on Friday that New Zealand will boycott the Durban III conference on September 22 because the anti-racism event is plagued by anti-Semitism.
In a statement issued to The Jerusalem Post on Friday, McCully said: "We remain concerned that the commemoration of the 2001 Durban Declaration could re-open the offensive and anti-Semitic debates which undermined the original World Conference. For these reasons, we have decided not to participate.”…