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  • Opponents slam Durban III at rallies, counter-conference

    September 22, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    At rallies, a counter-conference and “dialogue tents,” opponents of the Durban III conference portrayed the U.N. proceedings as hypocritical and deeply flawed.

    The Hudson Institute and Touro College hosted a counter-conference titled “The Perils of Global Intolerance: The United...

  • This week: At and around the United Nations

    September 19, 2011 | 11:58 am

    With the Palestinians set to submit their bid for statehood as the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week and leaders from around the world descending on New York, there’s going to be a lot going on. Here’s a rundown of what to expect in the halls of the United Nations and out on...

  • Poland, currently heading EU, withdraws from Durban III

    September 19, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Poland, which is currently heading the European Union, will not participate in the Durban III anti-racism conference.

    Tad Taube, the honorary consul for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area, said Poland had withdrawn its official participation in the Sept. 22...

  • Australia withdraws from Durban III over Israel-bashing fears

    August 23, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Australia has withdrawn from the upcoming United Nations conference on racism over concerns of Israel-bashing.

    The government was not convinced that “unbalanced criticism of Israel and the airing of anti-Semitic views” would be avoided, and therefore withdrew, it announced.


  • Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands on board with Durban III boycott

    July 25, 2011 | 9:57 am

    The Czech Republic became the first European Union country to say it would boycott the United Nations-sponsored Durban III conference.

    Shortly after the Czech Republic announced July 22 that it would not send a delegation to the Durban III conference set for Sept. 22 in New York,...

  • 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,...