State Department can't decide whether to boycott anit-Semitic, anti-American Durban II

Rick Moran
Tough decision, right? The thugs and brutes of the world who will be there with bells on, railing against America and Israel would like nothing better than to have someone to lecture in the audience while mouthing their poison. It's drama! It's fun!

It's a crock:

Senior U.S. officials in Washington and New York are leaning in favor of participating in the "Durban 2" UN-sponsored anti-racism conference scheduled to take place on April 20 in Geneva, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

The diplomats, who share a close working relationship with the American delegation to the United Nations, informed leading Jewish officials in New York that Washington has increasingly become convinced of the need to dispatch representatives to the conference.


Israel plans on boycotting the conference for fear that it will turn into a platform for singling out Jerusalem for criticism over its policies in the Palestinian territories.

Leading figures in the organized American Jewish community have been lobbying Western ambassadors and European diplomats in the UN to dissuade their governments from participating in the Geneva summit.

A senior Jewish activist who took part in some of the discussions with Western diplomats told Haaretz that he would not be the least surprised if the U.S. indeed decides to send an official delegation. The official said that while the U.S. pledged it would not participate, it was not an adamant opposition.

It's bad enough we took part in the planning sessions - at which we summarily walked out of once it became clear that the game would be to trash the US and Israel. We even went so far as to say we wouldn't attend the conference itself.

Now it appears that we was just jokin' around and might attend anyway.

The writing is on the wall for Israel; this administration is bending over backward to show its "independence" from Tel Aviv as well as its ability to "resist" the importunings of the "Jewish Lobby" here in America. In short, they are going to go out of their way and look for issues to stick it to the Jews - both here and abroad. And if, in the process, they grant legitimacy to every kooky, loony, hate-filled, poisonous pronouncement that oozes from Durban II, well that's just the price they're willing to pay in order to demonstrate that they will not stand up for Israel in the international arena.

BTW - read Ed Lasky's pieces from American Thinker for the last year and see how he predicted this would happen.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

Tough decision, right? The thugs and brutes of the world who will be there with bells on, railing against America and Israel would like nothing better than to have someone to lecture in the audience while mouthing their poison. It's drama! It's fun!

It's a crock:

Senior U.S. officials in Washington and New York are leaning in favor of participating in the "Durban 2" UN-sponsored anti-racism conference scheduled to take place on April 20 in Geneva, diplomatic sources said on Sunday.

The diplomats, who share a close working relationship with the American delegation to the United Nations, informed leading Jewish officials in New York that Washington has increasingly become convinced of the need to dispatch representatives to the conference.


Israel plans on boycotting the conference for fear that it will turn into a platform for singling out Jerusalem for criticism over its policies in the Palestinian territories.

Leading figures in the organized American Jewish community have been lobbying Western ambassadors and European diplomats in the UN to dissuade their governments from participating in the Geneva summit.

A senior Jewish activist who took part in some of the discussions with Western diplomats told Haaretz that he would not be the least surprised if the U.S. indeed decides to send an official delegation. The official said that while the U.S. pledged it would not participate, it was not an adamant opposition.

It's bad enough we took part in the planning sessions - at which we summarily walked out of once it became clear that the game would be to trash the US and Israel. We even went so far as to say we wouldn't attend the conference itself.

Now it appears that we was just jokin' around and might attend anyway.

The writing is on the wall for Israel; this administration is bending over backward to show its "independence" from Tel Aviv as well as its ability to "resist" the importunings of the "Jewish Lobby" here in America. In short, they are going to go out of their way and look for issues to stick it to the Jews - both here and abroad. And if, in the process, they grant legitimacy to every kooky, loony, hate-filled, poisonous pronouncement that oozes from Durban II, well that's just the price they're willing to pay in order to demonstrate that they will not stand up for Israel in the international arena.

BTW - read Ed Lasky's pieces from American Thinker for the last year and see how he predicted this would happen.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky