The Durban Review Conference, or Durban II as are describing it, will serve as a catalyst to fulfilling the promises of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, which was adopted by consensus amongst a vast majority of the global community in 2001.
Attendees are set to work through and find consensus on reinvigorated actions, initiatives and practical solutions. After long deliberation, delegates last week reach agreement on a draft outcome document to guide their efforts at the conference this week.
Zionists appear to fear Durban II. They've been campaigning to derail it. The Israeli government has excluded itself from this important United Nations initiative. The Zionists want other nations to comply with their obstructionist stance.
Zionist lobbying has influenced the decisions made by the governments of the following nations: Canada, Italy and Australia. They'll all sadly now boycott Durban II and do none of the good work that needs to be done at this conference.
President Barack Obama has come under intense pressure from pro-Israel groups. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the United States told Israeli officials that they will not be attending this year's conference.
So what is it that the Zionists fear about the Durban Review Conference?
Both Zionist lobby propagandists and the government of Israel claim that there is something that "offends" them about the Durban Declaration. They claim that it includes "unacceptable language." They claim that Durban II will reaffirm the "unacceptable" Durban Declaration.
Here's what the Durban Declaration actually says directly in relation to Jews and Israel:
61. We recognize with deep concern the increase in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in various parts of the world, as well as the emergence of racial and violent movements based on racism and discriminatory ideas against Jewish, Muslim and Arab communities;
63. We are concerned about the plight of the Palestinian people under foreign occupation. We recognize the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and to the establishment of an independent State and we recognize the right to security for all States in the region, including Israel, and call upon all States to support the peace process and bring it to an early conclusion;
64. We call for a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region in which all peoples shall co-exist and enjoy equality, justice and internationally recognized human rights, and security;
150. Calls upon States, in opposing all forms of racism, to recognize the need to counter anti-Semitism, anti-Arabism and Islamophobia world-wide, and urges all States to take effective measures to prevent the emergence of movements based on racism and discriminatory ideas concerning these communities;
151. As for the situation in the Middle East, calls for the end of violence and the swift resumption of negotiations, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law, respect for the principle of self-determination and the end of all suffering, thus allowing Israel and the Palestinians to resume the peace process, and to develop and prosper in security and freedom;
What's so "unacceptable" about those statements?
Could it really be that Zionists fear the efforts of government and non-government representatives from around the world coming together to determine actions, initiatives and practical solutions designed to reduce and eliminate racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance?
Could it really be that they fear free expression during the proceedings of something that is true -- that Israeli policies, especially with regard to the Occupied Palestinian Terrorities, have been reflective of racial discrimination and related intolerance?
What really motivates Zionists to derail Durban II?