Wiesel and Jewish leaders to protest at 'Durban II' in Geneva
tikun | February 26, 2009 at 02:52 amby
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It appears that President Obama's new policy to be engaged will mean that the US will participate at this time.
Elie Wiesel and a number of other high-profile Jewish leaders will take part in demonstrations in Geneva against the UN-sponsored Durban Review Conference, a Jewish leader said yesterday.
Laurence Borot, a representative of the French Jewish community's political arm, told Haaretz that the Nobel laureate and French lawyer and politician Simone Veil had both confirmed they would be at the demonstrations. Borot was speaking after a Jewish Agency panel on anti-Semitism. "Durban II," as the conference is widely called, will take place in April at the UN headquarters in Geneva and is expected to be highly critical of Israel.
The governments of Israel and Canada are so far the only ones to officially declare a boycott of the meeting