Good News – United States pulls out of United Nations’ World Conference on Racism because of hostility towards Israel

One word about this; Good.

Via The Politico:

White House aides told Jewish leaders on a conference call today that the United States will boycott the United Nations’ World Conference on Racism over hostility to Israel in draft documents prepared for the April conference.

The aides, including an advisor to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Jennifer Simon, and longtime Obama advisor Samantha Power, said the administration will not participate in further negotiations on the current text or participate in a conference based on the text, sources on the call said.

They left open the option of re-engaging on a “much shorter, much different text,” a source said.

The draft outcome document, typically negotiated in advance and available here (.pdf), contains sharp and specific criticism of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians, and Western European nations and Canada have also signaled that they may boycott the conference in Geneva.

The conference is known informally as Durban II after a 2001 conference in South Africa that included a heavy focus on Israel and calls to reinstate a U.N. resolution equating Zionism and racism. Libya is chairing the preparatory meetings for this year’s conference, one of several factors prompting boycott calls.

Obama is expected to issue a statement on the subject later this afternoon, and the participants were asked not to discuss the call until a formal statement is released.

At the risk of being tagged a Obama Cheerleader or a Zionist Zealot; let me say this. I think that this is an absolutely excellent move on the President’s Part. To be clear, I do not support the United States of America showing deference or favoritism to any nation, at all. However, hostility that is rooted in a Anti-Semitic mentality is just absolutely wrong and goes against the core values of the United States, that all men are created equal in the sight of God.

I find it absolutely heartening that Obama sees this and is pulling out of this sort of a conference. Further more, this says quite a bit about the United Nations that they would allow such a horrific event to take place within their building, when, in fact, they claim to be an organization of peace.

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6 thoughts on “Good News – United States pulls out of United Nations’ World Conference on Racism because of hostility towards Israel

  1. Israel and the U.S. are terrorist states with criminal governments that violate human rights around the world.

    I condemn Obama’s stance on the Durbin conference and the blatant U.S. and Israeli racism that underpins it.

  2. Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries officially refuse to allow Jews to become citizens or own land. But you never hear a peep from all those people concerned about civil rights and apartheid. Enough said.

  3. aren’t we a nation of cowards because we are a racist state that after 400 years still cant come to grips with racism? Equality? If we believe in equality then how come we thing we’re better than everyone else? Equality? Ask the indians about our equality. Equality? Ask the hawaiins,or the mexicans, or the latin or south americans. Ask cuba as we refuse to give back their own land and committ nazi-like crimes there in the gulag that is guantanamo. Equality? What a farce. We are aryans with the attitude of arrogance and no humility and we turn our backs on our little buddy who kills 437 children, bombs schools, homes, destroys food caches, all in the name of ‘self defense as our prez of change sullies the name of martin luther king by his betrayal of silence. America? Equality? Its an abomination that steals from the poor, gives to the rich and leaves the debt for its kids. Yea, practice what you preach america!! You truly never had, your just good at burying the truth, gift-warpping the bs and giving it to us as a great boon.

  4. Oh, So you all believe that a Nation sticking up for itself, from rocket attacks from a bunch of Arab Terrorists is Terrorism in itself eh?

    Now that’s rich! :lol:

    Here’s the reality people. Israel went out of their fucking way to accommodate those fucking turban-headed fucking bastards in Gaza. When Fatah was in power, an agreement was signed, and there was peace.

    Then, Fatah was was voted out of office, and Hamas was voted in, and right away, they began to smuggle in weapons, Israel caught the bastards red-handed, and this was AFTER Gaza agreed to NO WEAPONS! So, Israel shut the shipments down.

    No sooner than this happened, Gaza dug tunnels into Egypt to continue to smuggle WEAPONS into Gaza, so, they could continue to fire on Israel to provoke a conflict. FINALLY Israel decided that enough is enough and took the conflict to them, and Gaza got their assed kicked, big time! and you know what? They had it fucking coming!

    So, if you anti-American Communist scum want to support terrorists, fine, but don’t come around here spouting that tripe, Because, I will call you on it!

    Now, as far as the USA is concerned, that situation is not our fight, and we should stay out of it, and to Bush and Obama’s credit, they have. I give them that. But I believe that Israel has just as much right to exist as ANYONE ELSE! Why? Because I am a Christian, I might not act like it, but I am.

    Now, you all are welcomed to still comment here, but spouting that Anti-American bullshit will get you called out here, and if you act like a damn troll, it will get you banned. PERIOD!

    -Pat

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