Ahmadinejad vows Israel to be ‘wiped out’

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Speaking on the second day of the Holocaust conference, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed once again that Israel would be “wiped out.”

“The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom,” Ahmadinejad said.

The event, sparking controversy worldwide, entered its final day. The conference was organized by the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) as an outlet to debate the Holocaust and question whether Nazi Germany was responsible for killing of six million Jews during World War II.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the conference is “a sick phenomenon that shows the depth of hatred of the fundamentalist Iranian regime.”

Meanwhile, the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged moderate Arab and Moslem leaders to join Western leaders in denouncing the Iran’s Holocaust conference.

“Now is the time for moderate leaders to denounce his bigotry and to signal the people of Israel that they are committed to a peaceful future with the Jewish state,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Wiesenthal Center. In the photo is Rabbi Moishe Friedman of the anti zionist orthodox Jews Naturei Karta, shaking hands with Ahmadinejad.

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