Durban II

  • Loving Israel near Durban II

    Ben Harris provides video from the pro-Israel rally in Geneva near the Durban Review Conference: If you’re having trouble figuring out what Natan Sharanksy is saying, here’s the transcript as best we can decipher: In Soviet Union, I lived in Orwellian world where they spoke about peace and that meant war, and they spoke about protecting… More ▸

  • Geneva, Day 3: Things said and not said

    GENEVA (JTA) — After the theatrics of the first day and the drama of the second, the third day of the Durban II conference was all about what everyone ostensibly came here to discuss. Member states took to the podium at the U.N.-sponsored anti-racism parley to highlight the issues of discrimination they care about —… More ▸

  • Geneva, Day 3: Things said and not said

    After the theatrics of the first day and the drama of the second, the third day of the Durban II conference was dominated by member states highlighting the issues of discrimination they care about — and ignoring those they’d rather disregard. More ▸

  • U.N. pulls badges from Jewish NGOs

    From the JTA news wire: GENEVA (JTA) — The United Nations pulled credentials from a number of Jewish activists who disrupted a speech by the Iranian president at the Durban Review Conference. Of the 46 badges that were pulled this week for disruptive behavior, the vast majority were from individuals accredited through Jewish organizations. Notably, the… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart does Durban II

    "The Daily Show" weighs in on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s appearance at Durban II: This Week in Demagogues – Ahmadinejad & Chavez thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor More ▸

  • Diplomats make end run with early ratification of final Durban document

    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 ratify the conference’s final document on Tuesday — three days before the… More ▸