Thursday, December 15, 2005
Iran's President Denies Holocaust
Recently Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Israel should be wiped off the map. Wednesday for the first time publicly he said the Nazi Holocaust was a 'myth' used to "carve out a Jewish state in the heart of the Muslim world." His comments drew quick condemnations from Israel and Europe, and the White House said his remarks proved why Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad also called for Israel to move to Europe.
Hamas says it will step up attacks "If Israel attacks Iran then Hamas will widen and increase its confrontation of Israelis inside Palestine." Both the United States and Israel accuse Iran of arming and funding Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Israel but Iran says it only gives moral support to them.