Jewish groups slam latest Khamenei Holocaust denial

By JTA
March 23, 2014 17:06

 
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WASHINGTON — Jewish leaders condemned Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, for again questioning the Holocaust.

“#Holocaust is an event whose reality is uncertain and if it has happened, it’s uncertain how it has happened” was posted March 21 to a Twitter account, @Khamieni.ir, believed to reflect Khamenei’s policies.

“Once again, the injection of Holocaust denial by an Iranian leader shows the world how such deep-seated hatred exists at the helm in Iran,” Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, said in a statement.

“We have seen the Ayatollah spew his vehement animosity toward Jews before on other national occasions in Iran and these statements once again show the bigotry and hypocrisy of this regime,” Foxman said.

Also condemning the remarks were the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the World Jewish Congress.


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