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Italy to boycott Durban 2
FM Frattini tells Livni his country has problems with conference agenda, adds he is canceling visit to Iran
Roni Sofer
Published: 03.05.09, 18:36 / Israel News

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni that his country would not participate in the international anti-racism conference in Geneva – known as ‘Durban 2’ – out of fears that the event was being used as an anti-Israeli forum.
Italy was one of a number of European Union members who expressed concerns in recent weeks that the international event would focus on censuring Israel and thus divert attention