Monday, December 11, 2006

Iranian Jews blast Holocaust conference

Iran's tiny Jewish community reacted with dismay and condemnation Monday to the controversial Holocaust conference which got underway in Tehran, the Jerusalem Post reports (with thanks: Albert).

Maurice Motamed, only Jewish MP in the Iranian parliament: "This is indeed an insult, not only towards the Jews in Iran but also worldwide as it is widely known that we are quite sensitive as far as the Holocaust is concerned.

"To question this historically proven fact has indeed made us (Jews in Iran) quite upset," Motamed said.

A Jewish physician in Teheran - who spoke on condition of anonymity - called the conference "sad" and "indecent."

"Iran can criticize the Israeli government or even not acknowledge Israel as a sovereign state, but misusing the Holocaust for political causes is simply sad," the physician said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Iranian-American Jew makes it big on the comedy circuit:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2006/12/11/findrelig.DTL