From Ahmadinejad in New York:
If the Holocaust-denying, nuclear bomb-building, terrorism-sponsoring president of Iran thinks he’s going to flit into New York next week for the UN General Assembly and escape unchallenged, boy is he going to be in for a surprise. Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel Tuesday added his name to a small but high-powered international group of private citizens who are pushing to have Iran thrown out of the UN in response to Iran’s violations of the 1948 Convention to Prevent and Punish the Crime of Genocide.
President Ahmadinejad will also be met with a large rally on September 20 outside the UN at noon organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and the UJA-Federation of New York. The executive vice chairman of the Conference, Malcolm Hoenlein, said Tuesday that he’s received requests from as far away as Texas, Arkansas, Ottawa, and New Hampshire to participate in the rally.
The legal effort in which Mr. Wiesel is involved, established at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, includes a former Israeli ambassador to the UN, Dore Gold, and a former Israeli ambassador to America, Meir Rosenne. “It is hard to believe that at a time when the president of Iran is making statements denying the Holocaust and does not hide his intention to erase Israel from the map, the enlightened world is planning to host Ahmadinejad at the opening of the General Assembly instead of evicting his country from the UN altogether,” the group said in a statement.
Read Confront Ahmadinejad. An excerpt:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has applied for a visa to enter the U.S. and address the upcoming UN General Assembly. As human rights activist and former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler said this week, Ahmadinejad is in clear breach of the UN’s post-WWII Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide – international legislation designed precisely to prevent the kind of mass-murder that Iran’s president so relentlessly encourages.
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