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World Economic Forum in Davos
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Davos head apologizes for anti-Semitic article

Forum head publicly condemns comparison made in conference booklet between Zionism to most radical forms of racism

Organizers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are working on a new conference booklet after the initial draft containing an article blasting Israel caused uproar.


The approximately 2,500 business leaders who attended the Forum were given a booklet containing a scathing and malicious article calling on its readers to boycott Israel and compares Zionism to the most radical forms of racism.


The head of the Forum publicly condemned the incident and apologized on behalf of organizers.


The booklet, titled "Global Agenda," bears the logo of the World Economic Forum and includes an introduction written by the conference.


It appears to be an official publication of the World Economic Forum and is included in every file handed out to conference participants. It is also distributed at the Zurich Airport and at Swiss hotels.


The booklet includes an unusually harsh article written by Mazin Qumsiyeh, a lecturer at a number of American universities, titled "Boycott Israel."


The article includes an unequivocal call to establish a global movement against Zionism and a global movement against the "Israeli apartheid", as well as anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic remarks and threats, the likes of which are usually published in marginal magazines in the West or by radical Islamists.


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