Geneva was recently the host country for the “Durban II” conference in April 2009. The global community had a chance to redeem itself from the vitriolic statements made mostly against Israel and Zionism in 2001 during Durban I. The so-called conference “Against Racism” that just took place in Europe had many country officials hoping for a better unbiased approach to the problems of xenophobia, racism and intolerance.
Why in the world did they invite Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be there AND HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE END-UP AS THEIR KEYNOTE SPEAKER? This would be laughable if it was not so terrifying.
Are the organizers and leaders behind the Durban Conferences so oblivious to the hatred spewed by the likes of Ahmadinejad and so blinded by their own dreams of tolerance and multiculturalism, that they would ignore the blatant anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist venom that was delivered in Geneva? I thank God for the several countries (including the US) that decided to boycott Durban II as well as the more than 20 delegates who walked out during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Hitlerian discourse. I do not know if Durban II was allowed because of a global consensus against Israel and the Jewish people or simply because people are afraid to speak-up against hatred, especially if it is funneled through and by radical Islam.
What I know is that this is the kind of behavior that 70 years ago lead 6,000,000 of my people to their death through the concentration camps. New perpetrators are lined up to destroy Israel while new by-standers remain silent as my people are again becoming the number one scapegoat of humanity. “Never Again” still echos in the hearts of Jewish people across the globe, but it is muffled by the world’s reluctance to fight Islamo-fascism.
But it is not my intention to only be a doomsday voice and this why I am encouraging you to see this two minute video filmed at Durban II where actor Jon Voight takes a stand.
“Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Anonymous