World Jewish Congress Urges UN Representatives to Vote Against Durban III Resolution

Dec 20, 2010, 12:03 ET from World Jewish Congress

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Jewish Congress today sent a letter to each United Nations ambassador urging every one to vote against the resolution that would commemorate in September 2011 in New York City the tenth anniversary of the infamous World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance (WCAR) that was held in Durban in 2001. The letter reminded the permanent representatives of all member states that Durban I, designated to be a conference to actually combat racism, deteriorated into a hate fest against the United States, the West, and Israel and that a commemoration of this travesty should not take place.

In the letter, the World Jewish Congress leaders said "We all too acutely remember the shock of 9/11, and the irony of it following immediately after Durban I was not lost on New Yorkers. A so-called commemoration of Durban I at the United Nations in New York in September 2011 would echo the outrage and the pain…and would only serve to undermine the goals of the United Nations charter."

All United Nations ambassadors were urged to vote the resolution down and, in the event of it coming to pass, not participate in what portends to be a glorification of a shameful United Nations failure.

SOURCE World Jewish Congress