After the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Israel and many other European countries, France announced that it would not participate in the follow-up meeting of the UN Convention against Racism. Ellis raises the anti-Semitic statements that arose at this meeting, known as the “Durban Conference.”
“Concerned about the history of anti-Semitic statements within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Racism, the President has decided that France will not participate in this year’s follow-up conference.”, Reports Elysee.
Many countries have already decided to boycott the UN-sponsored meeting on September 22 XXe Anniversary of the World Conference on Anti-Racism, Racial Discrimination, Racism and Tolerance, held in 2001 in Durban (South Africa). In the past, in 2009 and 2011, many Western countries, including France, Had already boycotted the conference Following Durban, to speak out against anti-Semitic statements there.
Meetings are littered with anti-Semitic ideas
The first Durban Conference, from August 31 to September 8, 2001, a few days before the September 11 terrorist attacks, was marked by deep divisions over issues of anti-Semitism, colonialism and slavery. After the Arab nations tried to balance Zionism with racism, the United States and Israel withdrew from the conference.
In 2011, in Geneva, several delegates from European countries walked out of the conference hall during an anti-Israel speech by then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The latter described Showa “Ambiguous and dubious question”.
This year, the worksheet prepared for the September meeting was reaffirmed “Full commitment to the implementation of the Durban Action Plan adopted in 2001”, The only country mentioned as racist in the declaration of the UN member states participating in the conference, including actions against Israel.
CRIF is intervening in this matter
“France will continue to fight against all forces of racism linked to the globalization of human rights and will ensure that the Durban Convention is held in accordance with the founding principles of the United Nations.”, The French president adds.
In 2020, Emmanuel Macron warned again “The Unbearable Renaissance of Anti-Semitism in Our Europe”, Which “Underground Evil” It can “Always wear your face” Where “Borrow new masks of Islamic hatred against Zionism”.
In July, when several countries announced that they would boycott the meeting, the Council of Representatives of Jewish Institutions (CRIF) in France called on France to take a stand on the issue. CRIF President Francis Calif “Unique request” To the French leaders to withdraw from this conference “So France will not lose its soul by participating in this masquerade.”.
“The perversion of this meeting is not limited to Israel’s frantic demonization: it lies in somehow liberating the Nazis.”, Mr. Caliphate commented “The 2001 Durban Conference was a clear example of this anti-Semitic depression.”.