UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer appears today on Al Jazeera’s English network at 4:30 pm EST, in a live debate with Massoud Shadjareh, one of the leading anti-Israel agitators from the 2001 Durban conference on racism. The show will be hosted by former CNN presenter Riz Khan.
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UN Watch will also make a recording of the debate available for future viewing.
Below is today’s Al Jazeera program notice.
“Anti-racism summit” row
On Wednesday’s Riz Khan, live from New York City, we debate the Durban II racial discrimination.set up to fight racism and
We will speak with Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, who argues that the current preparatory meetings for Durban II ignore key issues in Africa in favour of chastising Israel.
Israel and the US pulled out of Durban I, claiming it was anti-semitic, and Neuer believes that the only way to avert a similar disaster at Durban II (to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, in April 2009) is for the EU to threaten a boycott.
Joining the programme from London,Massoud Shadjareh argues that Durban II should move forward as planned and that putting the issue of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is necessary if racism is to be truly addressed.
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Watch this episode of the Riz Khan show live on Wednesday, September 22, 2008 at 2030GMT, with repeats at 0030GMT and 0530GMT on Thursday.