J Street statement on Durban II draft resolution

March 18, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, released the following statement:

J Street applauds the decision to remove blatant and offensive anti-Israel language from the draft resolution for next month’s UN-sponsored Durban II conference on world racism.  The compulsive Israel-bashing that characterized Durban I undermined the conference’s stated mission of addressing intolerance and discrimination. We hope that this development will facilitate further international efforts to address the real problems of injustice and racism.