Canada follows Australia’s stance on Durban 4

May 7, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Canadian has announced it will join Australia in not attending the Durban 4 Conference in September citing the anti-Israel sentiments showing previously.

Leon Kempler Chairman AICC, Sir Gustav Nossal and Prime Minister Morrison at this week’s Australia-Israel Chamber Commerce where the prime minister Australia’s decision not to go to Durban

The United States has previously announced its non-participation.

European countries including France, Germany and the U.K. are yet to decide.

In Australia, the Zionist Federation of Australia’s president Jeremy Leibler said, “The Prime Minister’s decision is a sign of leadership. It continues his government’s principled position of refusing to cooperate with the UN’s anti-Israel resolutions and activities. Mr Morrison’s decision is also a continuation of the principled position of the former Labor Government to boycott the two previous Durban conferences. Given the bipartisan consensus of the previous decisions, I look forward to a bipartisan consensus to emerge now.”

Mr Leibler continued, “Racism must be fought, and international events to highlight racism are important. But the Durban process was infected by antisemitism, which undermined its raison d’être.”

The Zionist Council of New South Wales strongly applauded Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Australian government for their principled decision to withdraw from the 20th anniversary ‘celebration’ event for the United Nations so-called ‘World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.’

Originally held in Durban (South Africa) in 2001, the conference, despite its stated intention, became a hotbed of unbridled Jew-hatred, Antisemitism and vilification of the State of Israel, re-birthing the ‘Zionism is Racism’ slur and serving as the catalyst for the modern BDS Movement.

In confirming Australia’s withdrawal, Prime Minister Morrison said “We will not associate Australia with one-sided and contentious language that singles out Israel or an event that champions such language.” The Prime Minister has previously noted that “the UN was born out of the horrors of World War II and an ethos of ‘never again'”, but “has allowed antisemitism to seep into its deliberations, all under the language of human rights,” vowing to stand up for the Jewish state because “we know the character of our friend Israel and we will defend it.”

A spokesperson for ZCNSW said: “Yet again, true to his word, the Prime Minister and the Australian Government have done just that, refusing to acquiesce to the United Nations, calling out their hypocrisy and unequivocally standing with the Jewish state. In doing so, Australia becomes the second nation to withdraw from the Durban 20 year anniversary event, after the United States, which confirmed earlier this week it would not be participating, due to concerns regarding the event’s lingering anti-Israel and antisemitic nature.

We hope other nations will follow the lead of the United States and Australia, by withdrawing from this event and refusing to give it any credence.”

 

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