Natorei Karta rabbi: Holocaust not exaggerated

January 11, 2007 14:30

In a Dec. 12 story about an Iranian-sponsored conference on the Holocaust, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a claim that Zionists have exaggerated the number of Jews killed by the Nazis. Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, who attended the conference with members of the group Neturei Karta, denied making such a statement. He said the claim, reported by Iran's state news agency and television, does not reflect his group's position. He opposes the state of Israel, and believes Israelis have used the Holocaust to gain sympathy and advantage but doesn't believe the Holocaust toll is exaggerated.

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