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"Anti-racism summit" row
Riz debates the Durban II conference set up to fight racism and racial discrimination.
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2008 10:15 GMT

Massoud Shadjareh argues Durban II should go ahead [AFP]
On Wednesday's Riz Khan, live from New York City, we debate the Durban II world conference set up to fight racism and racial discrimination.

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, Islamic Human Rights Commission Chair 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.

You can join the conversation. Click here and send us your feedback or email riz@aljazeera.net to let us know your views.

Watch the show online here:

Part one

Part two

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired on Wednesday, September 22, 2008.


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