Archive for February 2008

Tom Lantos on “The Durban Debacle”

February 20, 2008

Rep. Tom Lantos, Congress’ only Holocaust survivor and a courageous champion of Jewish causes and democratic values, died last week. One small thing among his many great accomplishments: this insider’s account (PDF) of the horrors of Durban in 2001.


Sarkozy: Respect “Demands” or France Walks

February 14, 2008

French President Nicolas Sarkozy in last night’s remarks at the CRIF dinner in Paris: “France will not accept a repeat of the digressions and extremes of 2001. … I tell you, we will withdraw from the process if our legitimate demands are not taken into account.” Citing these comments, among others, AJC thanked the President for his outsanding speech.