US administration says it will boycott UN world racism conference because of anti-Semitism
(Associated Press) --
UNITED NATIONS - The Obama administration said Wednesday it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at U.N. headquarters in September.
The United States will not participate in the 10-year commemoration of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism because the Durban process "included ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism," Joseph E. Macmanus, acting U.S. assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, wrote in a letter to Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
AP obtained a copy of the letter, sent Wednesday to Gillibrand and other members of Congress...
The U.S. and Israel walked out of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in the South African city of Durban over a draft resolution that criticized Israel and equated Zionism with racism...MORE...LINK
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