Students demonstrate at Swiss Embassy to protest Ahmadinejad meeting

By ELIE LESHEM
April 21, 2009 12:41




A group of students from the Amit Kfar Batya High School in Raanana held a demonstration Tuesday across from the Swiss Embassy in Tel Aviv in order to protest the meeting between Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz and his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The students transferred a letter to the Swiss president, who on Monday defended his decision to meet Ahmadinejad, saying, ""Switzerland is neutral and not part of any alliance." "Ahmadinejad uses Nazi terminology, which is why it is so scary and perhaps ironic that exactly a day after your distressing meeting with him Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day," the letter read. The Swiss president's "dinner with the Iranian president," the students said, "shows that Switzerland - under your leadership - has apparently learned nothing from history and you too, like your forefathers during the Holocaust, ignore the existential threat to us today. "History repeats itself. Please do not allow that horrible chapter in human history to repeat itself."


Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN

Israel Weather
  • 8 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 13
    Jerusalem
    11 - 16
    Haifa
  • 13 - 23
    Elat
    10 - 20
    Tiberias