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July 18, 2005
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Two Jewish groups called on the United Nations to disband a committee on Palestinian rights. Friday’s call came after a conference in Paris this week sponsored by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People urged the international community to sanction and boycott Israel. “The involvement of the United Nations in this conference contradicts the statements you have made committing to reform within the U.N. structure that would provide fairness to Israel,” the Anti-Defamation League wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. B’nai B’rith also condemned the committee and the conference.

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