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The threat in Ahmadinejad’s raving

Remember what happened after the last UN anti-racism conference allowed itself to be hijacked by a hatemonger, says Canadian Jewish leader

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The rantings of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN Durban Review Conference have offended Jews around the world. But some are scared as well as angry. Writing in today’s Montreal Gazette, Keith Landy of the Canadian Jewish Congress says Ahmadinejad’s tirade casting Israel as a genocidal regime—and the root cause of all racism in the world—is more than a mere reprise of the anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment that tarnished the first Durban conference in 2001. “History shows that evil words lead to evil deeds,” Landy says. “Or was it merely a coincidence that the Durban World Conference Against Racism concluded just a week before Sept. 11, 2001?”

Montreal Gazette

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