The International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD)

  • EAFORD was founded in Libya in 1976, received ECOSOC status in the UN, and uses this to promote campaigns declaring that "Zionism equals racism" and demonization based on "apartheid." They have accused Israel of a "Holocaust" against the Palestinian people and characterized terrorism as "resistance."
  • At the October PrepCom for the Durban Review Conference, EAFORD was represented by Diana Ralph under the banner of "Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)," an anti-Israel Jewish group. Ralph denied the virulent antisemitism of the first Durban conference and condemned Israel for "occupying, torturing, assassinating and collectively punishing" Palestinians.
  • EAFORD was very active in the framework of the NGO Forum of the 2001 Durban Conference, and publications included claims that Zionism is based on "purity of the race, and distinctiveness from other people" which "seems to bear close resemblance to ...Fascism and Nazism," and reflects "evil schemes which generate chaos all over the world, with its dangerous plans to dominate" through "wars, massacres, assassinations and terrorism...." "The violation of the conditions for the establishment of a State nullifies its very existence."
  • EAFORD is seeking to promote another UN-sponsored NGO Forum at the 2009 Durban Review Conference.
  • EAFORD's website contains a link to a "documentary" entitled "The Israel lobby - The influence of AIPAC on US Foreign Policy," which is based on the Mearsheimer - Walt allegation that Jewish "lobby" organizations control American foreign policy against American interests. It ends with classic antisemetic allegations. "Have you ever investigated which minority group owns Hollywood, nearly all major television networks, the major newspapers and the book publishing industry?"