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  • Bolton: Thumbs up to Obama’s Durban II pullout

    Stop the presses. John Bolton (in The New York Post !?!) applauds move by the Obama administration: The Obama administration’s decision not to at tend this week’s "Durban II" conference on racism in Geneva means that boycotting outrageous United Nations parleys is now officially bipartisan US policy. This is real US leadership…. The absence of America… More ▸

  • Durban II ‘counter-conference’ underway

    From the JTA news wire: (JTA) — A Durban II counter-conference is being held in New York. The conference, sponsored by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and co-sponsored by more than 20 organizations, is being held through Friday, the same dates as the United Nations-sponsored anti-racism conference currently going on in Geneva…. More ▸

  • Geneva Jewry hold Holocaust commemoration

    From the JTA news wire: GENEVA (JTA) — The Geneva Jewish community held a massive outdoor ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day opposite the United Nations. The ceremony — featuring speeches by survivor and author Elie Wiesel, French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levi, and former Canadian Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler — took place in the plaza opposite… More ▸

  • Ahmadinejad at Durban II: The Video

    Check out the video from Ben Harris of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at Durban II, the protesting clowns and the European diplomats who walked out Here’s Michael Jordan’s report: [[READMORE]] GENEVA (JTA) — European diplomats walked out of a session of the Durban II conference when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the world to unite against Israel. In… More ▸

  • Mahmoud steals opening of Durban II conference

    Michael Jordan and I are in the press gallery at the Palais des Nations in Geneva following the speech of Iran’s president at the U.N. Conference Against Racism (Durban II). It’s over now, and the temperature in the room has dropped significantly. As he has done before, Ahmadinejad went on an extended rant against Zionism,… More ▸

  • Durban II: The pre-events

    Here’s the video report that Ben Harris filed from Geneva on the dueling pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel gatherings leading up to this week’s U.N. Conference Against Racism. More ▸

  • Israel recalls ambassador to Switzerland

    From the JTA news wire: JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel recalled its ambassador to Switzerland for consultations to protest a high-level Swiss meeting with Iran’s president. A statement issued Monday by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to recall Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland Ilan Elgar to protest the… More ▸