Jewish groups say Iran deserves sanctions for Holocaust remarks

Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust a myth
American Jewish groups, irate over comments by Iran’s president that the Nazi Holocaust was a myth, are stepping up pressure on the international community to punish Iran for the remarks.

Several Jewish groups have launched a public relations campaign to censure Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who in mid-December called the Holocaust a myth and said Palestinians are suffering because of European guilt over the Holocaust.

“If you committed the crime, then give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to them so that the Jews can establish their country,” Ahmadinejad said, according to the New York Times.

Ahmadinejad was echoing comments he made at an Islamic summit in Mecca weeks earlier. In October, at an Iranian conference titled “The World Without Zionism,” he called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”

 

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