Iran's Denial of Holocaust Harms Arab Cause, Palestinian Activist Tells Ahmadinejad

[Independent-UK] Angus McDowall - On the eve of the conference on the Holocaust starting Monday in Tehran, Mahmoud al-Safadi, a Palestinian recently freed after 18 years in an Israeli jail, wrote an open letter to Iranian President Ahmadinejad calling his stance on the Holocaust a "great disservice to popular struggles the world over." "Perhaps you see Holocaust denial as an expression of support for the Palestinians," he writes. "Here, too, you are wrong....Our success and our independence will not be gained by denying the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people." Safadi says that reading the works of Arab intellectuals helped convince him that the Holocaust was a historical fact.

2006-12-11 01:00:00

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