Group of Congressmen Take Lead In Preventing US Funds
From Going To UN To Subsidize The
And Its Extreme Anti-Israel Sentiments
New York The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) applauds Representative Scott Garrett (NJ-5) for introducing H.R. 5847, The United Nations Durban Review Conference (Durban II) Funding Prohibition Act of 2008 which seeks to prohibit US funds from supporting the follow-up conference to the 2001 Durban United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. We also comment the original cosponsors of this bill: Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX), Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), Patrick McHenry (R- NC), Steve King (R-IA) Paul Broun (R-GA), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Mike Pense (R-IN), Tom Feeney (R-Fl), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Dave Weldon (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Dan Lungren (R-CA), Randy Kuhl (R-NY), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), John Shumkus (R-IL), Virgil Goode (R-VA), and Rob Bishop (R-UT).
The United Nations Durban Review Conference (Durban II) Funding Prohibition Act of 2008 will also reduce US contributions to the UN by the amount allocated for the Durban II Conference and any other activity relating to the planning, preparation, or implementation of a follow-up meeting to the Durban I Conference.
The legislation points out that the
Introducing this legislation, Rep. Garrett noted: Once again the United Nations has failed to do its job of promoting freedom, prosperity and peace
The anti-Semitic talks in 2001 at the United Nations Durban Conference were horrendous. The people of
Daniel Pollak and Joshua London of the Division of Government Relations for the ZOA said: “We applaud Rep. Garrett for introducing this measure to ensure that
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “I commend Rep. Garrett for introducing legislation to prevent US taxpayer dollars from subsidizing such stupid and malicious anti-Israel and anti-Semitic discourse. At the 2001 conference, the UN allowed the proceedings to be captured by Arab and Muslim states and turned into an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American hate-fest. For the 2009 conference, the UN simply invited the anti-Semites to organize the meeting at the outsetthe organizing committee is chaired by