Monday, December 11, 2006

Iran Holocaust conference watch

Iran's Holocaust conference got underway today. I'll be posting anything of note that I find during the two day event.

Jpost reports that while Neturei Karta, a suicidal Jewish anti-Zionist group, is welcomed at the conference, an Arab lawyer was barred once Iran found out he was an Iraeli Arab.

Jpost also reports that Ahmadinejad took some heckling at the opening:
Students from a Teheran university cut off Ahmadinejad as he addressed the conference, shouting slurs like "corrupt," "liar," and "death to the dictator."

The interruptions came in response to the intensified surveillance at the universities since Ahmadinejad came to power.

The Iranian president responded by accusing the hecklers of being "American."
And AP is up to their usual tricks. In the photo below, it's implied that ordinary Jews were welcomed to participate in the conference. Nowhere in the caption is it mentioned that these Rabbis are members of Neturei Karta.

Here's the caption accompanying the photograph from the AP article:
Rabbi Moishe Ayre Friedman, left, from Austria, give his business card to a Muslim clergyman, as Rabbi Ahron Cohen from England, looks on, at a conference on the Holocaust, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. Iran on Monday opened a conference that it said would examine whether the Holocaust took place, claiming the meeting was an opportunity to discuss the World War II genocide in an atmosphere free of what it termed Western taboos. Even before it opened, the gathering was condemned by Germany, the United States and Israel. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


Michael A. Hoffman II said...

Why be negative about a positive development? The NK rabbis were invited and are being treated respectfully by the Iranians. There is more brotherhood between Muslims and Judaics in Iran than anywhere in the Middle East. You should be celebrating that fact. Of course the presence of the rabbis at the conference undercuts the plans of the Zionists to send their assets out to covertly knock over Judaic gravestones and spraypaint synagogues timed to coincide with the Iran conference. They can't do that now without such actions being suspected as black ops. The Iran conference is not promoting "Jew hate" but free inquiry, something banned by Israelis and Europeans who hypocritically lecture Muslims on the need for "democracy and an open society."

Eric said...


Oh're serious, aren't you? You almost had me thinking you were joking, you anti-semitic rascal, you!