"Canadian and American legislators met last week to consider sponsoring a 'counter-conference' to compete with the UN-sponsored 'Durban II' meeting on human rights that is set to convene in 2009.

[Canadian] Senator Jerry Grafstein is teaming with as yet unnamed U.S. congressmen to propose an international conference of democratic, human-rights-supporting parliamentarians and NGOs that would run parallel to the official UN confab. It will focus on international human rights issues and not simply be a vehicle for bashing Israel and Jews, as was the infamous 2001 Durban World Conference Against Racism, he said."

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