South Africa

  • Netherlands May Boycott Durban Ii

    The Netherlands may boycott a United Nations anti-racism conference unless anti-Israel statements are removed from draft documents. Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen made the threat Tuesday during an interview on Dutch radio, The Associated Press reported. “It seems like the sole intention is to criticize Israel and condemn the West for slavery and its colonial… More ▸

  • Australia Urged to Skip Durban Ii

    Australia’s Jewish leaders are urging the federal government to boycott a United Nations conference against racism. In a resolution passed unanimously Monday at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry’s annual conference in Sydney, the council said Australia should join Israel and Canada in withdrawing from the U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Geneva because it… More ▸

  • Livni: Israel Not Going to Durban Ii

    Israel will not participate in the Durban II anti-racism conference, Tzipi Livni said. Israel’s foreign minister made the announcement during an address Wednesday to the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities of North America. The Durban Review Conference scheduled for Geneva in 2009 is a follow-up to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination,… More ▸

  • Israeli Diamond Dealer Slain in Johannesburg

    A well-known Israeli diamond dealer was shot dead outside the downtown Johannesburg Diamond Center as he left the building. Michel Rubinek, 50, of Rubinek Diamonds, was attacked Monday evening by five men, one of whom was thought to be Israeli, according to reports. The gunmen opened fire from two cars with AK-47s and 9mm pistols…. More ▸