My friend and former coworker Antoine Morris is twittering from Geneva. Antoine, I know, was a strong proponent of the US participating in the Durban Review Conference and was bitterly disappointed when the US didn't attend. Still, reading his twitter feed doesn't do anything to assuage my cynicism (cf. Ta-Nehisi Coates). These sorts of conversations are so obviously tied up in global power politics that their value rapidly converges towards zero. Hence, his comment: "Me thinks Israel/Palestine question has eclipsed other global discussions of racial discrimination."