My thoughts on Durban

I guess these thoughts do not pertain so much to Durban as they do to the way President Obama handled it.

Initially, when he stated we would dialogue about this the Jewish community was somewhat alarmed, and understandably so. What was the outcome of this dialogue? There were some revisions made to the conference which were positive. In the end, the U.S. still declined to attend because they did not address the main issue of Israel. The problem with this was the first Durban Conferenece in 2001 served mostly as an Israel-bashing party while other significant problems were left by the wayside.

So some things were changed, but not the main thing and because of this the U.S. declined to attend. What then, in reality, did these discussions accomplish, if anything?

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