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Anne Bayefsky

The UN: Closed on Muslim Eid Holiday, Open for the Durban II "Anti-Racism" Business on Yom Kippur

Friday, October 3, 2008

"Equality" at the United Nations
under the management of
the Organization of the Islamic Conference

  • October 8-9, 2008: The only two substantive planning sessions for the UN's so-called "anti-racism" conference - known as Durban II - were deliberately planned over major Jewish holidays, including the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

  • September 30, 2008: By contrast, in order to observe the Eid holiday to mark the end of Ramadan, the United Nations shut down totally in both New York and in Geneva.

The real double-standards:

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Jewish Holiday Dates in 2008
Passover
No work permitted on April 20-21, 26-27.
Nightfall of April 20 through nightfall of April 27.
Yom Kippur
No work is permitted.
Sunset of October 8 through nightfall of October 9.

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