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"Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust"

On Passover, Iranian Jews pray in a Shabbat morning service at the Pol-e-Choubi Synagogue, in Tehran, Iran, Apr. 23, 2011. Iran's population includes about 20,000 Jews, the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel.
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"Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust"

Op-Ed, Veterans Today

April 30, 2012

Authors: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security


Would a nuclear Iran cause another Holocaust?


If we are to believe Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his supporters, then yes.

In his recent speech to AIPAC, Netanyahu once again referred to the Holocaust in order to make a case for war against Iran.

'Some commentators would have you believe that stopping Iran from getting the bomb is more dangerous than letting Iran have the bomb,' he said to a cheering crowd.

'They say that a military confrontation with Iran would undermine the efforts already underway … and that it would provoke an even more vindictive response by Iran.'

This argument reminds Netanyahu of the correspondence between the World Jewish Congress and the US War Department in 1944 when the Americans argued that bombing Ausschwitz would 'provoke even more vindictive action by the Germans.'...

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Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin and Abbas Maleki. "Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust." Veterans Today, April 30, 2012.

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