U.S. Boycotts Conference On Racism Due To Anti-Israel Bias

The U.S. government has explained that the meeting's final document contains an anti-Israel and anti-Western language that "it can not support".

United States announced on Saturday that they will not participate in the forthcoming World Conference against Racism in the United Nations (UN), which begins on Monday in Geneva, because the draft of the declaration, despite "significant improvements" still includes references to the conflict between Israel and Palestine that do not have U.S. approval.

Robert Wood, State Department spokesman, explained that the final text "still contains language that reaffirms the whole Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA), 2001, that the U.S. strongly disapprove".

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Will U.S. Attend The Durban Conference on Racism?

Obama’s Policy Shift on Durban Racism Conference Draws Concern, Criticism.

( – When diplomats meet at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday to continue hammering out plans for an international conference on racism in the spring, representatives of the United States will take part for the first time in years.

The major policy shift, announced by the State Department over the weekend, is the strongest indication yet that the Obama administration could end up participating in the Durban Review Conference, also known as “Durban II.”

Doing so would undercut a campaign calling on democracies to boycott the event, which opponents say will be used by Islamic states and their allies to attack Israel, undermine Western counter-terrorism initiatives and endanger free speech.

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