"Let’s say you wanted to hold a conference to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to fairly represent the Israeli point of view? Might it be counterproductive if the conference were to degenerate into an anti-Israel hate fest? What if this did not happen by accident, but by design? You might conclude that the purpose of a conference like that would not be to promote peace at all, but to build the case and groundwork for Israel’s destruction. And you might therefore be surprised were you to discover that such a conference were being sponsored not by a virulently anti-Israel organization, but by such august bodies as the United Nations and the European Parliament.

Yet there is no other conclusion that can be drawn simply by glancing at the agenda of the "United Nations International Conference of Civil Society in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace," which is to be held next Thursday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The thrust is obvious right from the opening plenary, which will feature five speakers representing: the UN Secretary General, the European Parliament, the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, ‘Palestine,’ and the International Coordinating Network for Palestine."

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