Monday, December 11, 2006

IRAN’S HOLOCAUST DENIAL CONFERENCE CONVENING TODAY

PLEASE ACT NOW

As you read this, the Iranian regime is gathering 70 Holocaust revisionists from 30 countries to participate in a Holocaust denial conference in Tehran entitled, “The Holocaust: A World Prospect.” This development comes after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claims that the Holocaust was ‘a myth’ and the sponsoring of an international Holocaust cartoon contest in Tehran earlier this year.

Such lies cannot go unchallenged.

We therefore ask you to join the Wiesenthal Center’s petition to United Nations Secretary-General-designate Ban Ki-moon urging him to step up the UN’s commitment to fight against the desecration of the memory of the Holocaust and to honor the words of Secretary-General Kofi Annan when he stated at a Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration in January of 2006, “Holocaust denial is the work of bigots. We must reject their false claims whenever, wherever, and by whomever they are made."

Secretary General Annan has also stated, “The United Nations was founded as a reaction to the horrors of World War II.” But, this conference mocks the very founding principles of the United Nations and ridicules the General Assembly resolution designating January 27th as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Simultaneous to the Tehran hate-fest, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is convening ‘Witness To The Truth,’ a three-city videoconference in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, bringing together Holocaust survivors whose first hand accounts of the horrors of the Nazis' Final Solution will expose and debunk the deniers.

The Iranian regime, which has threatened genocide against the Jewish State, is using Holocaust denial as Statecraft. Its ultimate goal is to demonize the Jewish people, her history, values and faith. We dare not be silent
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Please use this link to sign the petition now - these threats cannot be left unchallenged. And after signing the petition, please use the forward-to-a-friend function to send this important message to your friends and family today.


http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nl/content.asp?c=fwLYKnN8LzH&b=312458&content_id={1D1D303F-6902-4879-B9C0-04AAD6E070DC}&notoc=1

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