GENEVA — Eight years ago, the European Union of Jewish Students sent a 10-person delegation to Durban, South Africa, for the first UN World Conference Against Racism.
They, like other pro-Israel activists there, were overwhelmed by the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hostility that greeted them.
So when the follow-up to Durban came to Geneva last week in the form of Durban II, the union was better prepared.
They came en masse — with some 150 Jewish students from about 30 European countries — constituting more than one-tenth of all activists accredited to the Durban Review Conference.
Throughout the week, they advocated for Israel.