Obama will boycott Durban II after all

Thursday, April 16, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

The Obama Administration will boycott next week's "Durban II" anti-racism conference being hosted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva after all, senior White House officials told American Jewish leaders on Wednesday.

In a conference call with the Jewish community, presidential advisor Samantha Power and Director for Near East Affairs at the National Security Council Dan Shapiro said that the UN members states putting on the event had failed to adequately amend a draft declaration that unfairly singled out Israel.

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