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September 20, 2021
The Impact of the UN's Antisemitic Durban Conference: 20 Years Later
20 years ago, the UN held a conference in Durban, South Africa. The stated goal was to promote effective and sustained action to eliminate all forms of racism and racial discrimination. Instead, the conference became a forum to attack and vilify Israel, and threaten Jewish groups in attendance. Join American Jewish Committee (AJC) for a special program remembering this infamous conference and its enduring legacy. We will also be thanking those governments that have made the struggle against antisemitism a priority and refused to legitimize the Durban process.
Monday, September 20
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
Over the course of his career Alan Ronkin has led successful campaigns to defeat anti-Israel ballot initiatives, conducted tours of Israel for prominent non-Jewish leaders, and advocated on behalf of domestic urban concerns.