Canada, Italy and U.S. withdraw from Durban II


Italy and the United States joined Canada and Israel as the only countries to date to have withdrawn from the upcoming Durban Review Conference, a follow-up to the infamous 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism in South Africa that was marred by anti-Semitism and Israel-bashing.

Italy must be praised for this admirable leadership in becoming the first European Union member state to withdraw, and similarly the Obama administration must be lauded for showing that the U.S. speaks with a consistent moral voice against the singling out of Israel for condemnation in the United Nations.

More in the News:
Reuters
The Washington Post

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