And now there are 11
The United Kingdom has bowed out
of the Durban III conference.
The Prime Minister is understood to have personally made the decision that the UK should not take part in the event at the United Nations headquarters later this month.
The JC understands that the Prime Minister did not want the UK to be seen to celebrate the anniversary of an event associated with antisemitism.
Australia and the United States have already announced that they would boycott the event, with the US condemning it for commemorating "ugly displays of intolerance and antisemitism".
The UK voted against the resolution establishing the conference "in light of" the events of 2009 but in June a Foreign Office spokesman said a decision about attendance had not yet been made.
However today Mr Cameron said that after "careful consideration" he had decided Britain should not attend.
Of course, this might be a bit of a Pyrrhic victory if Britain then turns around and votes in favor of the 'Palestinians' unilateral declaration of independence at the UN next week. But for now, we have something to celebrate.
Labels: David Cameron, Durban III, Palestinian state RIGHT NOW syndrome, Unilateral declaration of independence (UDI)