International Conference on Victims of Terrorism: Guess Which Country Wasn't Invited

Destro7/10/2012 10:05:53 am PDT

OK, here is the website: International Conference coorganised by the Organisation of American Sates (OAS) and the Council of Europe, 16-17 June, San Sebastian, Spain

An International Conference on “Victims of Terrorism” has been co-organised by the Spanish Government, the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Secretariat and the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Basque Autonomous Community. It was held on 16 and 17 June 2011 in San Sebastian, Spain.

This event brought together national and international experts to share their experience in the protection and support to victims of terrorism, and to comment on States’ ability to restore the situation of victims of terrorism and to increase the level of assistance given to them.

The Conference offered participating States a valuable insight into how to better implement existing policies and legal standards in these fields. It was also intended as a discussion-oriented forum for exchanging information, experiences, ideas, and innovative approaches

This seems as if it was limited to countries of the Americas and Europe. Israel is an Asian/Middle Eastern country.

Israel does have Council Of Europe observer status as listed on the website (under tab “47 countries”).

I don’t get the anti-European bent of Americans. I just don’t get it. It is still New vs Old Europe and freedom fries with many Americans and claims that Europe sides with terrorists, etc. Right down to claims Obama wants to turn American into France or Germany. America should be so lucky.