US won’t participate in UN’s Durban III conference

02.06.2011                      29.Ijar, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan; Tag 44 des Omer

Durban III:

US won't participate in UN's Durban III conference

Obama administration voted against 2011 conference against racism because of “ugly displays of intolerance, anti-Semitism" in the past.

The US on Wednesday announced it will not attend the 10-year commemoration of a global UN conference on combating racism because past meetings have included “ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism.”
The Obama administration made the announcement in a letter from Acting Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Macmanus to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York. The UN World Conference Against Racism will be held in New York on September 21….