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2011-09-21 17:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palestinian bid to have the United Nations back a unilateral declaration of independence aims directly to sweep Israel away, Alan Dershowitz warns. The prominent Harvard law professor and political commentator made the claim during a Media Conference Call hosted by the Hudson Institute and Touro College. Dershowitz said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who will go before the UN General Assembly Friday to appeal for support for the...

2011-09-19 19:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Huckabee - who will address the biggest conference countering the expected Israel-bashing-fest at the UN's Durban III "anti-racism" gathering Thursday - said today that the world body is dabbling in "politics dressed up as human rights." Huckabee will join 17 other top names - among them former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel - at the day-long "counter conference" titled "The Perils...

2011-09-16 15:21:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palestinians risk finding themselves cut off from U.S. funding should they continue with their expected statehood bid at the United Nations - thereby distancing themselves from good-faith negotiations with Israel. The warning from John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the UN, came today as he joined Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the UN, U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and other experts in a Media Conference Call hosted by...

2011-09-02 12:33:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised Germany for withdrawing from this month's tenth anniversary commemoration of the UN World Conference on Racism. The event, known as Durban 3, will take place at the UN in New York on September 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) "We welcome Germany's decision, announced today, to join with other democratic nations boycotting this lamentable gathering," said AJC Executive Director David Harris....

2011-08-23 09:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC warmly welcomed the decision of Australia not to participate in the tenth anniversary commemoration of the Durban World Conference on Racism, slated to be held at the UN in New York next month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) The spokesman for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced today that: "Australia has decided not to attend the High Level Meeting on the Durban Declaration and Plan of Action...

2011-08-19 09:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference organizers announced today that Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honorable Jason Kenney, will be among the speakers addressing a day-long event in New York City on September 22nd challenging the use of the United Nations as a platform for anti-Semitism and intolerance at the highly controversial event known as "Durban III." The conference, hosted by the Hudson Institute and the Touro College Institute...

2011-08-17 08:55:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, today announced that he will be joining former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, former UN Ambassador John Bolton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and others, in speaking at a one day conference on September 22nd being hosted by the Hudson Institute and the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust at a program that...

2011-08-08 13:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an opinion/statement attributed to Hudson Institute: "The true and poisonous nature of the upcoming Durban III conference in New York is crystal clear with the revelation that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address the UN General Assembly as it unfolds," said Anne Bayefsky, a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute and Director of the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Bayefsky called for...

2011-08-01 16:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hudson Institute and the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust today announced an historic conference targeting manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance at the United Nations. The conference will coincide with the highly controversial UN event known as "Durban III." Organizers were galvanized, according to Anne Bayefsky, a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute and Director of the...

2009-08-06 14:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon learning of the White House decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, the World Jewish Congress issued the following statement: We are deeply troubled that the White House has chosen to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. During her tenure, she presided over the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001, which...