Iran Blocks Jewish Group From UN Racism Conference!
The Iranian Regime along with Algeria and Egypt blocked a Jewish NGO from attending the UN’s conference on racism.
Iran is very proud of this.
Iranian Fars News reported:
A Canadian pro-Israeli group was forced to withdraw its application to attend the United Nations conference on racism after repeated objections by Iran.
Iran objected to accrediting the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) last month.
Iran was supported by Algeria, Egypt as well as a Palestinian observer, while the European Union and other Western states argued to accredit the group.
The first debate on the issue on April 21 ended with the NGO given 48 hours to provide information requested by Iran.
Iran sought more information during the second debate on April 28, which the group failed to do.
The UN’s first World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in 2001 in Durban, was condemned by the United States, Canada and Israel for condemning the Zionist regime’s apartheid and aggressions against the Palestinians.
Anne Bayefsky at EYE on the UN has more on this latest UN controversy:
Iran has scored a victory in keeping a Jewish NGO out of the first substantive session of the Durban II preparatory process. Iran objected to the accreditation or participation of the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy and then issued a list of demands that the NGO was required to answer. The long list was an intrusive fishing expedition designed to gather data on Jewish NGOs across Canada, including membership lists, identification of any possible dual Canadian-Israeli citizens, and a list of all “financial sources and contributions.”
The Canadian Jewish advocacy group withdrew its application to attend a U.N. conference on racism today.