UN Holocaust Commemoration Day opportunity to pressure Iran, Wiesenthal Center says
Tomorrow, January 27th, diplomats at the United Nations and leaders across Europe will gather for International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is imploring the international community to go beyond solemn moments of silence and begin to speak out against global antisemitism, including Iran’s state-sponsored Holocaust denial campaign that denigrates the victims of the Shoah, demonizes the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
That campaign includes animated videos based on a notorious 2008 Iranian book of Holocaust denial cartoons whose preface brazenly seeks to “denounce the conspicuous lie of the ‘planed [sic] murder of 6 million Jews during the Second World War’ allegedly called ‘Holocaust’.”
In recent days, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has succeeded in getting YouTube to remove most of these anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial animated video cartoons from its link on an Iranian website.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is also asking UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders to use the International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations to denounce the Iranian regime’s Holocaust denial campaign.
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