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  • Bush cancels Keren Hayesod appearance in Geneva

    February 7, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    Former President George W. Bush canceled a planned appearance at a Keren Hayesod fundraiser in Geneva because of planned protests.

    Bush was to be the featured speaker at a Feb. 12 dinner for the group, the daily Le Tribune de Geneve reported on Feb. 5.

    Keren Hayesod, also known as...

  • Israel envoy in Geneva: Gaza flotilla activists linked to terror groups

    June 1, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    From HAARETZ.com:

    Israel, in the dock at the top United Nations human rights body over its bloody raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla en route to the Gaza Strip, accused the activists on Tuesday of being a “lynch mob” with ties to terror groups including the Islamist Hamas.

    But Israel appeared isolated at the UN Human Rights Council, where even its closest ally the United States said it expected a credible, transparent investigation into Monday’s attack in which nine activists died.

    Read the full article at HAARETZ.com.

  • 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...

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  • 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,...

  • Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2 - DAY 1: Arrival

    By David Weiner

    April 20, 2009 | 5:47 am

    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...

  • 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...

  • Y Troubles

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    YMCA leaders in Los Angeles strongly denounced a report by an international YMCA affiliate in Geneva, which accuses Israel of using "massive force against unarmed protesters and completely innocent people" and urges that "the YMCA take the side of the oppressed Palestinian people."

    ...

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