Jewish groups say Iran deserves sanctions for Holocaust remarks
Ahmadinejad calls Holocaust a myth
Jan 10, 2006
American Jewish groups, irate over comments by Iranâ€™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.
â€śIf 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,â€ť 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 â€śThe World Without Zionism,â€ť he called for Israel to be â€świped off the map.â€ť