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August 18, 2012 9:25 pm

Israel Campaigning to Keep UN Chief From Iran Visit Following Latest Anti-Semitic Rants

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Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Israel is redoubling efforts to get UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and leaders of friendly Non-Aligned Movement states to stay away from the NAM leadership summit in Tehran at the end of the month. The move follows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest characterization of Israel as a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be wiped out.

Ahmadinejad delivered his speech on Friday at a Tehran rally held in honor of al-Qods (Jerusalem) Day, marked each year on the last Friday of Ramadan in accordance with a tradition established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late supreme leader of Iran.

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