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A FORMAL PETITION TO SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
Dear Secretary-General Ban,
WHEREAS, The 2011 Durban Review Conference has been billed as a continuation of the 2001 and 2009 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance previously held in Durban, South Africa and Geneva, Switzerland; and
WHEREAS, both previous conferences failed to meet their stated objectives of addressing issues of international racism, xenophobia, and intolerance, degenerating instead into a tribunal which demonized Israel, calling her a perpetrator of racism and intolerance in the Middle East; and
WHEREAS, The 2001 World Conference Against Racism Draft Declaration equated Zionism with racism, and charged that Israel’s so-called occupation of Palestine was racially motivated and therefore relevant to the Conference agenda; and
WHEREAS, the 2009 conference included similar anti-Israel rhetoric, stating in part that: a homeland for Jewish people is racially based; Israel is guilty of apartheid; and that the historical accuracy of the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust is subject to debate; and
WHEREAS, the Conference organizers included violent dictators and virulent anti-Semites such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran; and
NOW THEREFORE, we the undersigned,
Call upon the United Nations to denounce and desist from this relentless condemnation of Israel, and restore the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance to its rightful purpose of addressing this great evil in our day.
This coming September in New York City, the United Nations will hold an enormous, decidedly anti-Israel conference, under the guise of fighting against "racism" and "xenophobia."
The first gathering of what was called the "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance" was held in Durban, South Africa in 2001, and by the conclusion of the conference, it had become an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel forum. In 2009, the same conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used it as a platform to equate Zionism with racism, and called Israel "the most cruel and repressive racist regime." The 2009 conference had Cuba, Pakistan, and Russia among the 19 vice-chairs and was backed by NGOs in close cooperation with Iran and other hostile regimes.
The U.S. Administration had this to say about the 2009 Durban III conference and the resulting declaration, “the document being negotiated has gone from bad to worse, and the current text of the draft outcome document is not salvageable. As a result, the United States will not engage in further negotiations on this text, nor will we participate in a conference based on this text. A conference based on this text would be a missed opportunity to speak clearly about the persistent problem of racism.”
Efforts to combat racism have been hijacked and the U.N. "Durban Conferences" are responsible. Let your voice be heard and help to stop U.N. Racism.
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