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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Iran President Changes His Mind on Israel

A few weeks ago Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth. He repeated his view and said the Jewish state is a "tumor." Well we're making progress, Ahmadinejad recognizes Israel as a state.
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"Now that you believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price?" the hardline president asked in an interview with Iran's Arabic-language satellite channel, Al-Alam.
xxx "Why did you come to give a piece of Islamic land and the territory of the Palestinian people to them?
xxx "You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want. We would support it," he said, according to a transcript of his original Farsi-language comments given to AFP.
xxx "So, Germany and Austria, come and give one, two or any number of your provinces to the Zionist regime so they can create a country there which all of Europe will support and the problem will be solved at its root," he said.
xxx "Why do they insist on imposing themselves on other powers and creating a tumour so there is always tension and conflict?"
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"Is it not true that European countries insist that they committed a Jewish genocide? They say that Hitler burned millions of Jews in furnaces ... and exiled them," Ahmadinejad told Al-Alam.
xxx "Then because the Jews have been oppressed during the Second World War, therefore they (the Europeans) have to support the occupying regime of Qods (Jerusalem). We do not accept this," he said.
xxx He also noted that European countries "believe in this so much and are so determined that any researcher who denies it (the Holocaust) with historical evidence is dealt with in a most harsh way and sent to prison."
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Official Iranian media frequently carry sympathetic interviews with Holocaust revisionist historians -- who attempt to establish that the number of Jews killed by the Nazis was wildly exaggerated. Iran refuses to recognise Israel.
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