Israel had worked behind the scenes to sway UNHRC members to oppose the resolution and to refuse to allow the pro-Durban resolution to pass by consensus
The resolution in Geneva reaffirms support for the 2001 Durban Declaration which singles out Israel as a perpetrator of racism.
Antisemitism that shocked even a Holocaust survivor marked the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, which the UN honored with a 20th-anniversary event this week.
At the Durban conference, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki compared the Palestinians’ situation to that of black South Africans under apartheid.
Rather than needing to lead a boycott of world conferences on racism, the Jewish state should have a special place at the table.
The bustling Turtle Bay streets were no louder than usual • “I expected more chaos and constant protests,” said Julia Arber, who lives a block from the UN
The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that 11 countries planned to boycott the conference that hadn't yet made their plans public, in addition to the 20 that had announced they would not be attending
For one of the few times in my career, I was unable to maintain my diplomatic facade.
A ‘Maariv’ correspondent looks back at his experience at the original Durban conference.
Seven years after the end of apartheid, a gathering came to Durban to misappropriate it against the Jewish state.