Israeli Envoys Promote Anti-Incitement Accord at UN

(Jerusalem Post) Sam Sokol - Several current and former Israeli envoys convened a meeting of diplomats and UN officials at UN headquarters in New York at the end of February to propose an international convention for the prevention of incitement to terror, written by Alan Baker, a former ambassador to Canada and chief legal adviser at the Foreign Ministry. Dore Gold, a former Israeli UN ambassador and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, which organized the event, said he believed there was a global interest in "creating an international consensus and convention which would address the problem of incitement to terrorism." He recalled that two of the biggest failures of the international community during the 1990s were the genocide in Rwanda and the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia. In both conflicts, "incitement was cited as a trigger for the wars that broke out." "The war in Bosnia began with a deliberate policy of incitement against Bosnian Muslims by Serbian media."

2013-03-11 00:00:00

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