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News, February 2009
US Withdraws from 2nd World Conference Against Racism, Following Israeli Policy Blindly
ccun.org, February 28, 2009
In the same day President Obama announced the appointment of Dennis Ross as the US Envoy to Iran, his administration announced boycotting the World Conference Against Racism, following the Israeli lead. The Conference is a forum for criticizing the policies of the Zionist, racist, apartheid state of Israel.
These two announcement constitute more evidence about the Zionist control of US government, Republican or Democrat, whether the President is white or black, as the Bush administration walked out of the Conference in 2001.
The real decision makers in the US government are truly the Zionists who follow Israeli policies blindly.
The African-American US President boycotts a conference about racism, racial discrimination, and slavery!!!
US withdraws from the 2nd Durban conference on racism
Following the lead of Israel, the United States officially decided not to participate in the Second Durban Conference which is a follow-up to “the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discriminations, Xenophobia and related intolerance” which was held in 2001. Canada will also be boycotting the summit.
Israel and the United States participated in the first conference but cut it short and walked out after claiming that it turned out to be dominated by the Middle East issue and slavery.
Several countries slammed Israel during the conference over its illegal activities and assaults against the Palestinian people.
During the eighth day of the first conference, Israel walked out after a draft linking Zionism with racism was presented. The US followed its lead and also walked out.
Israel and Canada previously decided not to attend the second conference which will be held between April 20 and 25.
On Friday the Obama administration decided that it will not be attending the conference.
The decision came just one day before a planned trip of US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, to the Middle East. Her visit also includes a trip to Israel.
The US sent a delegation to participate in talks on the summit this month. The talks were regarding some draft documents, mainly criticising the Israeli assaults. A US source said that “a bad document became worse, and the US decided not to participate in the conference”, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.
Haaretz stated that it had learnt last week that the draft resolutions for the upcoming conference brand Israel as “an occupying state that carries out racist policies”. It also talks about the plight of the Palestinian refugees.
The US said that it does not want a draft document reiterating the decisions of the first summit to be brought to a vote in the second conference.
The main point that led Israel and the US to walk out of the first conference was a text branding Israel as an apartheid state. The text was later dropped, Haaretz said.
In November of last year, the Israeli occupation apartheid government foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, stated that Israel would boycott the second Durban conference for human rights which will be held in Geneva in April 2009. The United States and Canada also said they would be boycotting the conference.
Today’s announcements are considered the final stance of Israel, the US, and Canada.
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