Friday, January 27, 2006


From: Simon Wiesenthal Center

January 26, 2006

This Friday, for the first time, the United Nations will officially observe the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. A UN General Assembly resolution has designated January 27 as the official International Day of Commemoration. Its provisions reject any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event and condemn all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
Ironically, just as the UN is finally commemorating the Holocaust for the first time, Iran, a UN member-state, is planning its own Holocaust Conference: one that denies the historical reality of the Nazi Genocide against the Jewish people.(AP Photo: A man burns Israeli flags during an anti-Israel rally called "Al-Quds Day" (Jerusalem Day) in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. Tens of thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests.)
This is the latest move in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s campaign against Israel and the Jewish people. He has labeled the Holocaust a “myth” and more ominously declared that the Jewish State should be “wiped off the map”.
All this as Iran vigorously pursues its goal of becoming a nuclear power – a move that puts the entire Middle East and Europe in harms way. But, it is Israel and her seven million citizens, including 40% of the world’s Jewish population that is the first potential target of Tehran’s tyrannical regime.
We urge you to join our campaign to demand that the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, take the lead at next week’s February 2nd special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency to immediately refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council for the imposition of sanctions and to demand immediate suspension of its nuclear program.
The ruling Mullahs and Iran’s fanatical president venerate suicide bombing and martyrdom and are placing the Iranian people on a collision course that could lead to genocide and ultimately self-destruction.
(UPI Photo: Iranian women athletes form a human chain around the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) to support Iran's nuclear program, just outside the city of Isfahan, 410 kilometers (255 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, Sunday, January 22, 2006.)
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