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Elie Wiesel abused by Ahmadinejad’s official delegation

More from the U.N.’s racist “Durban II” “anti-racism” conference still ongoing in Geneva.
Below is video footage of members of the official Iranian government delegation barracking and harassing elderly Holocaust survivor and Nobel peace prize winner Elie Wiesel in the corridor outside the conference chamber.

After giving his speech in Geneva, Ahmadinejad moved on to a lavish hotel up the road, to attend a dinner for some 500 guests, including his entourage, for whom the Swiss government requisitioned some 40 hotel rooms.

Former gulag prisoner Natan Sharansky said the spectacle of an anti-racism conference run by some of the world’s worst human-rights violators was an absurdity that reminded him of Soviet show trials.

On the day after Ahmadinejad gave his speech, the official Iranian news agency IRNA ran a long piece explicitly denying the Holocaust.
It stated:

“Many linguists believe that the word holocaust, which is a Greek word – holo means all and caust meaning ‘to burn to ashes’, was originally coined to refer to a criminal incident in ancient Yemen committed by Jews who burnt alive a large group of chained and handcuffed men, women and children for their adherence to teachings the Jesus Christ.
“The bitter historical irony is that the word was later exploited by Zionists to establish a regime by building on the false claim that over six million Jews had been killed. The world-famous historian Professor Robert Faurisson has exposed these Zionist lies…”

(Faurisson is a notorious Holocaust-denier and I am going to decline to provide a link to IRNA’s piece.)

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


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