Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wendy Kahn Wraps up Durban II

An interesting summary of the proceedings by the National Director of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. It does sound like the Jewish community took the right lessons from Durban I. They came organized, prepared, and in force, and prevented the atmosphere from replicating Durban I's vicious hate-fest. Obviously, it is a shame that Ahmadinejad was given a platform. But the flurry of condemnations directed at him were more than gratifying, and High Commissioner Navi Pillay had a point when she said "if governments leave the process they are not present to respond."

UPDATE: On the other hand, the team dispatched to defend Israel came out as disillusioned as ever.

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