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."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.
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."
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)