Ahmadinejad surpasses previous acts of chutzpah and tells German TV the Holocaust “was a colonialist plan that resulted from a lie.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has surpassed previous acts of chutzpah and tells German television the Holocaust “was a colonialist plan that resulted from a lie” that Israel exploits to suppress Palestinian Authority Arabs.
Speaking through an interpreter to Germany’s ZDF public television, Ahmadinejad asserted that Jews “never were rulers of this land. They made a story named Holocaust, and the Palestinians have to pay the price for it.”
He repeatedly called Israel “an artificial state.”
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) urged Germany to recall its ambassador to Iran to protest the statements in the interview, which also was posted on the television network’s’ website.
“Over many years Ahmadinejad has been publicly denying the mass murder of European Jewry, and few people still bother to react. His conspiracy theories about the ‘Zionists’ are delusional and anti-Semitic,” said WJC Vice President Charlotte Knobloch.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu