Friday, March 4, 2011

UN Conference To End Propensity Toward Racism

According to the Israeli media, the United Nations General Assembly, to mark the completion of 10 years of the Durban Conference, has called a convention. It may be remembered that in Durban, under the auspices of the United Nations, a conference was held in 2001, which was participated by many heads of States, where deliberations were made to eliminate racism and several steps were proposed for action plan.

Implementation of Resolution
The United States and European countries opposed it and several countries boycotted it. Still that conference took place and Zionism was considered to be an example of racism. Not only this, again in 2009, in Geneva, in its second round, leaders across the world assembled there under the UN banner, which was aimed to review the implementation of the resolution passed in 2001. Hence, this second round of conference was named as review conference.

Pro-Zionist Lobby
Israel and its supporters opposed the second round of conference. When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his address, they boycotted his address by walking out. It is said that a pro-Zionist lobby assembled there to destabilize the Durban Conference, though at the conference anti-Zionism sentiments also were treated as racism. Despite this, the United States, Germany, Italy, Poland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Holland boycotted the second Durban Conference.

Now once again, the UN General Assembly has decided to ensure compliance of the first conference's resolution. Despite opposition from Israel and its supporters, the General Assembly with large majority has passed a resolution to hold one-day symbolic conference next September.

Propensity Toward Racism
It is said that the new decision is the result of African and Muslim countries' efforts. The Durban Conference was opposed just because Israel was going to be the focus of criticism and the Palestinians cause was to be supported. This time with the United States, Canada, Australia, and European fraternity supported Israel's standpoint.

However, in April 2009 Geneva Conference, there was the Vatican representation. Jews were angry of Benedict's decision. It has also been said that the distance between Jews and Christians will increase. Despite this, it is hoped that this is a good step to stop propensity toward racism.

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