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Obama saysUSwill help plan anti racism conference

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. Obama says US will help plan anti-racism Conference despite Israeli pressure

by Saed Bannoura –
 
IMEMC News      Sunday February 15, 2009 14:35
 
Although US President Barack Obama received pressure from U.S. Zionists to boycott a United Nations Conference against racism, his spokesman said late Saturday that the US would help plan the conference.
 
Israeli officials have opposed the anti-racism conference when it was held in the past, because Israeli policies that discriminate based on race were addressed in the conference. The 2001 World Conference Against Racism was held in Durban, South Africa, and was boycotted by both Israel and the US because Israeli policies were discussed at the conference.

the US history of racism. His administration is moving forward with plans to assist the United Nations in planning the next World Conference Against Racism, which is likely to be held in South Africa again.

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