Iran and Holocaust denial
Iran’s current leaders, above all president Ahmadinejad, have repeatedly questioned the dimension of the Holocaust, or used the Shoah to criticize Israel. In December 2005, Iran’s Foreign Ministry hosted a conference of Holocaust deniers. Iran’s regime uses the Holocaust as a political weapon.
Iran propagates the denial of the Holocaust as a means to delegitimize and demonize Israel. Denial of the Holocaust denigrates the memory of those who died and shows the true state of mind of Iran’s leadership.
Holocaust denial or trivialisation is repugnant; it needs to be condemned and discredited wherever possible.
Ahmadinejad in his own words
Speeches given by Mahmoud AhmadinejadVideo: Ronald S. Lauder, European Parliament Holocaust Remberance ceremony
WJC Governing Board: Address by Ronald S. Lauder
WJC Strategic Planning Session: Ronald S. Lauder
UN General Assembly, 23 Sept. 2009
'Jerusalem Day' address - 18 Sept. 2009
Durban Review Conference, April 2009
UN General Assembly 2008
UN General Assembly 2007
UN General Assembly 2006
UN General Assembly 2005