The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, found himself addressing a mostly empty UN debating chamber on 23 September 2009 as delegates either boycotted his speech entirely or walked out as he attacked the 'Zionist Regime' for committing genocide against Palestinians.
Ministers and senior diplomats of Western countries denounced Ahmadinejad's speech as unacceptable. read more »
The president of the World Jewish Congress has accused German museums of a lack of transparency about works looted from Jews by the Nazis. In his speech at Topographie des Terrors Mr Lauder expressed his belief that the government must do more to force them to act.