Israel Once Again Accused of ‘Apartheid’ at U.N. Racism Meeting

Liberty Alerts, Patrick Goodenough,

The U.N. on Thursday commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Durban anti-racism process, an enterprise that has been marked by years of acrimony over efforts to single out Israel as racist. More than a dozen Western democracies boycotted the event.

Meeting on the sidelines of the General Assembly session, the gathering adopted, without a vote, a text reaffirming countries’ “political commitment to the full and effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action.”

The DDPA is the document that emerged from the original World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001. It has been at the heart of the decade-long Durban controversy, since it identified “Palestinian people under foreign occupation” as victims of racism. No country other than Israel was targeted in the same direct way.

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