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  • Opinion: Durban’s 10th anniversary is no cause for celebration

    September 12, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    Which nation doesn’t let women drive? Jails dissenters by the thousands? Beheads minors? Attacks civilians living peacefully in a neighboring nation? Persecutes homosexuals? Executes children? Encourages “honor killings”?

    Unfortunately, quite a few nations can be plugged in as...

  • The United Nations, Durban III and Israel [VIDEO]

    September 6, 2011 | 1:45 pm

  • Black, Jewish cyclists ride together to Durban

    August 22, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Young black and Jewish cyclists from South Africa joined for a 400-mile journey to Durban as part of the Cycalive outreach program.

    The cyclists that left for Durban on Sunday for the 14th annual relay include 40 high school juniors from Johannesburg’s Torah Academy, students from...

  • South African group aims to put Israel on trial—again

    July 24, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    Ten years after the notorious U.N. anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, that devolved into an Israel-bashing frenzy, anti-Zionist forces are mobilizing again to hold another anti-Israel conference in South Africa.

    This time, Israel will be on trial.

    The Russell Tribunal...

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  • U.S. won’t participate in Durban III, State Dept. says

    June 1, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    The United States will not participate in Durban III, this September, the State Department said.

    In a letter to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Joseph E. Macmanus, acting assistant secretary for legislative affairs, confirmed the United States would not attend the conference,...

  • Exclusive Durban II Blog -  Day 4: Twisted Tongues

    By David Weiner

    April 23, 2009 | 3:17 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 3: Bring Popcorn and a Tissue

    By David Weiner

    April 22, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 3: Bring Popcorn and a Tissue

    By David Weiner

    April 22, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Diplomats Make End Run With Early Ratification of Final Durban Document

    April 21, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    GENEVA (JTA)—Durban II reached its conclusion, it seemed, three days early.

    A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tirade against Israel triggered a walkout by the European delegation and generated headlines around the world, diplomats at the U.N. forum scrambled to...

  • Day 2 of our Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2: Our Way or Norway

    By David Weiner

    April 21, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide, Europeans Walk Out [VIDEO]

    April 20, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    To follow JewishJournal.com’s special ongoing Durban II blog, click here.

    European diplomats walked out of a session of the Durban II conference when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the world to unite against Israel.

    In a speech at the U.N.-sponsored anti-racism conferencein Geneva,...

  • U.S., Other Democracies Should Shun Durban II

    March 11, 2009 | 9:19 pm

    The 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, otherwise known as the Durban Conference, was a parley hijacked by radicals betraying the real purpose of the event — the confrontation of racial discrimination worldwide.

    The...

  • From Durban to Beersheba

    By Harold Brackman

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The horrid bus bombings in Beersheba on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 16 Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, are grim reminders that the war onterror continues to rage in Israel.

    Indeed, in 2004, the month of September has klal Yisrael reeling from this brutal attack and...

  • Foundation to Stop Funding Hate Groups

    By Edwin Black

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a stunning reversal, the Ford Foundation has admitted it erred in funding anti-Israeli Palestinian groups and has vowed to establish tough new guidelines to stop its funds from being used for anti-Semitic action anywhere in the world.

    The foundation said it was "disgusted" by...

  • Durban, the Sequel

    By James D. Besser

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Geneva and Ann Arbor, Mich., may be a world apart, but they now have something in common: both are settings for a reinvigorated effort to undercut the very legitimacy of Israel.

    The same folks responsible for turning this summer's Durban conference on racism into an anti-Israel...

  • Political Pot Boils Over

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a cool and drizzly night in this Indian Ocean port city, a vast white tent standing in the middle of a cricket field seemed to fit in with the circus atmosphere of the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, one Jewish observer said.

    This was no regular circus that had come to...

  • A statement by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior

    By Michael Melchior

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The following is excerpted from a statement by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior, read Monday at the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, by Ambassador Mordecai Yedid, the head of the Israeli delegation.

    Madame Chairperson,

    Why, when the world was...

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