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September 24, 2013 1:24 pm

Netanyahu Instructs UN Delegation to Skip Iranian President’s Remarks at UNGA

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United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. Photo: Patrick Gruban.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli delegation at the United Nations General Assembly currently taking place in New York City to act as they did last year and not be present during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks Tuesday.

Netanyahu said that despite the charm offensive enacted by the new Iranian president, the policies of the regime toward Israel have not changed.

Just last week, Rouhani, like former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before him, refused to recognize the Holocaust as an historical fact, the prime minister added.

A statement released by Netanyahu’s office added, “When Iran’s leaders stop denying the Holocaust of the Jewish people, and stop calling for the destruction of the Jewish state and recognize Israel’s right to exist, the Israeli delegation will attend their addresses at the General Assembly.”

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  • Genghis

    As with all things, nothing is quite black and white. Not all Iranians agree with their government’s stance.

    The Palestinian situation persists because of the UN’s policy on Palestinian refugees. If they had treated them as they do for all other refugees in the world, the situation would not persist today.

    If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, find out what happened to all the refugees from the Serbo-Croatian war and other modern conflicts.

    • Sonia Willats

      Yes, Genghis. The world looks at all of the Arab refugees from “Palastine” and preserves this as a cause to hate Jews, but not at the Jews who were refugees from being gassed and murdered in Europe, or all the Jews from the Arab countries who were displaced. Did the world help them to re-settle, finally, in Israel? Or did they have to fight all over again to land and settle and survive in Israel?

      Yes, there have been and still are so many other refugees from so many other wars, including Syria right now.

  • Sandy Brown

    Yes, it is simple really. They are Holocaust Deniers in Iran and also they have vowed that they wish to nuke Israel out of existence. End of.

  • When there were many different people risking their lives and dying during the holocaust it is more than just Jew. (you) I thought it horrific what they did to the Jewish people and to all the others who fought for them. The gypsies were treated almost as bad and you never hear about them. Over the years they’ve had it almost as bad as the Jews in any given century.
    I believe in God, I believe in a Jewish state, but i do NOT believe in murderers, liars, cheats, swindlers, thieves, etc…which you seem to have become. Like American.