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Clarity would help

November 24, 2016 22:50

Apologies for the absence of blog posts this week. 

To get back into the swing of things, I'll begin with what is probably the most badly written press release I have ever seen.

This week, a group of parliamentarians have been meeting at the Inter-parliamentary summit on antisemitism. It is a good thing.

But they've just released this, on the forthcoming 'Durban II' UN conference:

Parliamentarians' antisemitism summit says "never again" to UN Durban Conference rerun

LONDON (17.02.09) - Parliamentarians meeting at the first ever Inter-parliamentary summit on antisemitism have called on their respective governments and the UN "never again to allow the institutions of the international community to be abused for the purposes of trying to establish any legitimacy for antisemitism".

They declare that the international community must "not be witness or party to another gathering like Durban in 2001", the infamous UN ‘anti-racism' conference, where the focus on Israel to the exclusion of all other issues was widely perceived as antisemitic. A successor conference is planned for later this year.

If you can tell me what that means, you should be doing my job. Does it mean that they don't want people to go to Durban? Or does it mean that they do want people to go but that it should be nicer than Durban I?

November 24, 2016 22:50

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