Lieberman: Durban II conference is 'a hypocrisy summit'

April 19, 2009 19:29


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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday called on more nations to boycott the UN anti-racism conference set to open on Monday, calling the international forum "a hypocrisy summit." "The fact that a racist like [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad is the main speaker proves the true aim and nature of the conference," Lieberman said. The foreign minister went on to say that Israel cannot ignore the fact that the conference, which is being attended by the Iranian president, a Holocaust denier, is taking place on the same day as Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day. Israel has decided not to attend the meeting after reaching the conclusion that the conference will attack the Jewish state instead of fighting racism and xenophobia, Lieberman explained.

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