August 14, 2021

Simon Wiesenthal Center urges secretary general Guterres to cancel 20th anniversary of Durban conference

With the announcement by President Macron that France is joining the growing boycott of Durban IV, the SWC is urging UN Secretary General Guterres to cancel the 20th anniversary celebration of the Durban Conference Against Racism, which devolved into an antisemitic Hatefest.

The US, UK, France, Germany Australia, and other nations have already announced they are boycotting next month’s event at the UN. “With raging antisemitism, it is past due for the UN to finally bury Durban, not celebrate it,” declared Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action of the international Jewish NGO.

“As the spokesman for Jewish groups at Durban in 2001 and along with my Jewish delegates were targets of verbal abuse and physical attacks it’s outrageous that there is an attempt to resurrect the horrific ‘achievements’ in the halls of the General Assembly. Enough!”

Source: SWC