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New holocaust website for Iranians

Despite Iranian President Ahmadinejad's evil intentions, the new Yad-Vashem Persian website had more than 10,000 visitors since it went online last Thursday. The site contains pictures, information on post-war trials including Nuremburg, and poems written by victims of the Holocaust. Read more on IsraCast.


UN marks International Day of Commemoration

The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning Holocaust denial

The resolution, co-sponsored by 103 countries, comes on the heels  of a December conference in Iran questioning whether the Holocaust really took place. The United States submitted the resolution on January 23rd  and Canada, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Russia and the European Union lobbied to garner majority support for it. The resolution was passed by consensus, without a vote; Iran dismissed it as a political ploy.


Boycott holocaust denial convention participants

Rabbi Metzger: 'They betrayed the Jewish people, their heritage, disgraced the Shoah, desecrated its memory'

Belz's spokesman Rabbi Eichler: 'They are a small group of anarchists, of which the Iranians made a cynical use'.

Leaders of Orthodox Streams in Judaism Condemn the Group of Hassidic Jews, Belonging to Anti-Zionist 'Neturei Karta' Stream, who Participated in the Iranian Holocaust Convention. Israel's Chief Rabbi Calls for an International Boycott - A Severe and Dramatic Act According to Jewish Law.


Reactions to the Holocaust Conference

Ahmadinejad said Israel will one day be "wiped out", drawing applause from conference participants

Addressing participants in the International Conference on 'The Holocaust, Global Vision' in Tehran, Ahmadinejad said those who have rendered support to the Zionist regime should be aware that the lifetime of Israel will be soon over. 'The same way the ground was paved for the creation of such a regime, the Zionist regime will be dismantled by its supporters' he stressed.


Iran opens Holocaust denial conference

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called the Holocaust a myth

Meeting of Ahmadinejad and Palestinian President Haniyeh reminds of the meeting between Hitler and the Palestinian Mufti in 1941

Iran opened a conference on Monday to question whether the Holocaust ever took place, despite widespread condemnation by Western countries, including Germany. The conference will question whether gas chambers were used to exterminate six million Jews. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly questioned the truth of the Holocaust, at one point describing the event as a "myth" and casting doubt on the scale of the killings. 


Holocaust Museum Takes Lead On Darfur

Unusual photo display on buildings faחade meant to target commuters, tourists near the Mall

Officials at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, an institution that has played a major role in raising public awareness of the continuing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and galvanizing Jewish groups on the issue, are frustrated that the killing continues despite the worldwide outcry.


Eichmann captors get honored

46 years later Israel will conduct an official ceremony to honor the captors of the Nazi criminal

Listen to Gideon the late Gideon Hausner's Opening Speech at the Eichmann trial

Better late than never, the Ministerial Committee on Ceremonies and Honors has decided that Israel will conduct an official ceremony where a special honor will be given to everyone who participated in the capturing of Nazi criminal Adolph Eichmann and bringing him to justice in Israel.


Kofi Annan asked to restage UN Holocaust exhibition

Edgar M. Bronfman, the president of the World Jewish Congress, has urged United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan to re-stage last year's UN Holocaust exhibition during next week's visit by Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.



'When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it'

Simon Wiesenthal, 96, the Nazi hunter who pursued hundreds of war criminals after World War II and was central to preserving the memory of the Holocaust for more than half a century, died today in Vienna, Austria, his base of operations.