The Durban Diaries is a detailed version of what happened to members of the Jewish caucus participating in the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), in 2001 in Durban. This second edition is published in partnership with the American Jewish Committee.
More than 500 Jewish young men and women from across Europe gathered in the port town of Sile near Istanbul as part of a summer programme organised by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS).
Hundreds of Jewish students vacationing in Istanbul as part of the European Union of Jewish Students', or EUJS, summer program wrapped up their vacation yesterday, hoping to send Europe an important message about Turkey's relevance.
Program from Summer University 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. The largest Jewish international event in a Muslim society in modern history.
In other words, Durban became synonymous with hatefest. Just recently, the Brussels-based European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) published The Durban Diaries by Joelle Fiss, who, in 2001, was EUJS chair.
The Durban Diaries is a detailed account of what happened to members of the Jewish caucus participating in the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), in 2001 in Durban. This is a day by day -and sometimes hour by hour- testimony from former EUJS chair- person Joëlle Fiss, who led the delegation of Jewish student activists to the conference.
MAY 20, 2008- In 2001, Joëlle Fiss, at that time the chairwoman of the European Union of Jewish Students, lead a delegation of European Students to the Conference against Racism in Durban.
Yet, without those younger people, the leaders rightly reason, what?s to be the future of Jewish communities? Who will fill the seats of the synagogues that were so lovingly built and maintained? Who will keep the schools, centers, and clubs thriving? Who will sustain the organizations that defend Jewish interests, advocate for Israel, raise funds for Jewish needs, and engage, as Jews, with other societal groups?