Monday, December 11, 2006

Iran's Holocaust Convention- if David Duke is there, what more need be said?

Iran wants to deny - er- know "Did the Holocaust really happen?" So it's holding a conference to examine some version of reality or another.

That the answer might be foregone can be judged from the speaker list, which, as set out in Iran Holocaust conference opens includes
Participants include a number of well-known "revisionist" Western academics. American David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, is to present a paper.
Of course the real agenda is to beat up on Israel and its supporters, as might be gathered from this:
But a number of Jewish rabbis are also there. One, British Rabbi Ahron Cohen, said he had come to the conference to put the "Orthodox Jewish viewpoint" across.

"We certainly say there was a Holocaust, we lived through the Holocaust. But in no way can it be used as a justification for perpetrating unjust acts against the Palestinians," he said.

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