Monday, April 20, 2009

UK, Others Walk Out On Ahmadmejad’s Anti-Semitic Rant

Posted at The Times of London’s Web site - - -

British delegates joined a dramatic diplomatic walkout today when President Ahmadinejad of Iran told a major UN conference against racism that the state of Israel had been founded "on the pretext of Jewish suffering" during the Second World War.

Around 20 delegates, including envoys from the UK, France, and Finland stood up and left the room at what was considered an anti-Semitic remark by the Iranian leader, who has repeatedly called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

Nine Western countries including Israel and the United States had already decided to boycott the conference entirely because its draft declaration endorsed the conclusions of an anti-racism conference in South Africa eight years ago in which Islamic nations pushed through a text equating Zionism with racism.

The rest to The Times’ story’s here.

President Obama should take note of what the UK, France, Finland and the rest did today.

It’s what he should have done during Leftist Ortega’s anti-American rant in Port-of-Spain.