Austria pulls out of 'anti-Israel' Durban III conference

By JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
August 31, 2011 17:13

Berlin - A spokesman for Austria's Foreign Ministry told the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday  that the central European country will walk away from the so-called Durban III anti-racism conference, which is slated to take place on September 22, in New York City.

Austrian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Schallenberg told the Post that “we have no intention of participating in Durban III in September.” Austria has now joined the anti-Durban group of countries, including Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Australia, the United States, Canada, and Israel.

Schallenberg said that Austria has” doubts about the content and direction of the conference” and that is the reason for Austria's decision to skip the event.


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