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    A Jewish group is criticizing a U.N. General Assembly official for speaking at a dinner honoring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The American Jewish Committee in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized the scheduled address by Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, the General Assembly’s president, at a dinner Thursday recognizing the Iranian president. “The presence of the President… More ▸

  • Thousands Turn out for Rally to Highlight Iranian Threat

    Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly. “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s demonstration. “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, go home and stay home. We don’t want you here.” Wiesel… More ▸

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    Jean-Marie Le Pen says he isn’t retiring just yet, international media reports to the contrary. “I’m not retired, but at my post,” said the French Holocaust denier and far-right National Front Party leader. Le Pen has been convicted on charges of anti-Semitism and spreading “racial hatred” for praising Nazism and questioning whether Jews were killed… More ▸

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    A revisionist historian living in Australia could be jailed. Dr. Fredrick Toben of the Adelaide Institute, which espouses Holocaust denial viewpoints, allegedly defied a court order to purge Holocaust denial material from his Web site. Toben is awaiting the verdict of a contempt-of-court hearing in the Federal Court in Adelaide brought by the Executive Council… More ▸

  • Hagee, Backed by Lieberman, Strikes Defiant Note at D.c. Parley

    The choir danced a hora, the fiddler played a hoedown, Joe Lieberman cited scripture and Pastor John Hagee said his enemies would never draw him away from Israel. Thousands of followers of Christians United for Israel, the movement Hagee founded, traveled this week from across the United States to pack the cavernous Washington Convention Center… More ▸

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    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans again to attend this year’s summit at the United Nations in New York. The Iranian president told state television Monday he will fly to New York in September for the annual gathering of international leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. His speech, Ahmadinejad said, will discuss “ruling the world based on justice.”… More ▸

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    Accused Holocaust denier David Irving is on a U.S. speaking tour. Irving is slated to speak in more than a dozen U.S. cities in July, according to a page on the Web site IrvingBooks.com. The site promises “many more” appearances throughout August. The site does not disclose the location of the talks, which are described… More ▸

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    A former German Supreme Court justice has come under fire for saying Holocaust denial should not be banned. “If I were a lawmaker, I would not make Holocaust denial a punishable offense,” Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem said Wednesday at a program at the Berlin Social Science Research Center. According to a report in the Berlin Tagesspiegel newspaper,… More ▸

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    The German government confirmed that it co-funded a conference where a former Iranian foreign minister said the “Zionist project” should be canceled. Jens Plotner, a spokesman for German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, told the Jerusalem Post that three ministries and the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the Third Transatlantic Conference held last month by… More ▸

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    The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Germany to sue a former Iranian official who said the “Zionist project” should be canceled. Shimon Samuels, the center’s director for international relations, in a letter sent Wednesday to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany should launch “criminal proceedings against Mohammad Javad Larijani for his violation of German… More ▸