Who’s Going to the UN Racism Meeting?
An agreement has been reached for a text which represents the mission of the UN conference on racism which will take place next week. The text makes no mention of Israel, Zionism or the Middle East conflict.
Israel is not attending the conference because of fears that the meeting will turn into an Israel-bashing platform. The EU and the US have been waiting to see the final text and have not made a decision yet. The president of Iran has already RSVP’d and is scheduled to speak on – get this – Holocaust Remembrance Day. Wonder what he will say?
UPDATE: The UK has decided to attend the conference although the US, Israel, Italy, Canada, Australia, and Holland are boycotting it. The European Union of Jewish Students is sending three Jewish students to the conference.
UPDATE: Reactions to Ahmadinejad’s speech at the conference on Monday can be read in The Jerusalem Post.