The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine, and the United Nations World Conference against Racism (Enhanced DVD)
In 2009. the UN Human Rights Council held the Durban Review Conference, which was meant to be a follow-up to the 2001 World Conference against Racism. Both conferences took place in Durban, South Africa. The first conference was characterized by Palestinian supporters excoriating Israel. Palestinian supporters accused Israel of racism while supporters of Israel accused the UN of demonizing it.
In the Durban Review Conference (also known as Durban II), there was even more division and rancor between the two sides despite the fact that Israel chose to boycott the conference. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a fiery speech that leveled several accusations against Israel.
This program explores the ways in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict become the primary focus of the conferences. It includes interviews with various UN officials and people from the Human Rights Watch, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and other organizations.
The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine, and the United Nations World Conference against Racism Enhanced DVD ISBN: 978-1-61753-716-5 Run Time: 81 Minutes Copyright Date: 2010 CC