There was a time when the dirty business of comparing Israel to Nazi Germany was the reserve of “human rights” activists. The infamous declaration resulted from the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, that took place in Durban, South Africa, not only brought to light this NGO-style of antisemitism, it actually legitimized it.
Article 160 of that declaration, which opens the special section dedicated to “Palestine and Palestinians,” states that the forum is “appalled by the ongoing colonial military Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (the West Bank including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip), we declare and call for an immediate end to the Israeli systematic perpetration of racist crimes including war crimes, acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing.”
Article 162 reads, “We declare Israel as a racist, apartheid state in which Israel’s brand of apartheid as a crime against humanity has been characterized by separation and segregation, dispossession, restricted land access, denationalization, ‘bantustanization’ and inhumane acts.”
And Article 165, declaring that the forum is “appalled by the discrimination against...