UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Iranian officials to refrain from anti-Semitic comments / Stuart Winer

Lune 28 2012
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton have come out against anti-Semitic comments made by Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza-Rahimi a day Tuesday, in which he described how the Talmud purportedly instructs Jews to destroy humanity.

“The secretary general has on many occasions called on Iranian officials to refrain from these kinds of anti-Semitic statements. He does so again in response to these latest reported comments,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Wednesday. “He believes it is the responsibility of leaders to promote harmony and understanding and he deeply regrets expressions of hatred and religious intolerance.”

Ashton also slammed Rahimi’s “racist and anti-Semitic” comments Thursday, condemning them “unreservedly.” “Such statements are unacceptable and should not be tolerated,” said Ashton, who also heads the international community’s stalled nuclear talks with Tehran.

In an unbridled tirade against the Jews and Zionist during a UN-sponsored conference in Iran earlier this week, Rahimi condemned the Talmud and Zionists for promoting global drug trade and addiction as part of a strategy to annihilate non-Jewish communities.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor called on Ki-moon to denounce the statements from Rahimi.

The meeting was attended by a group of international diplomats, some of whom expressed dismay and shock at Rahimi’s statements, but allowed the speech and conference to continue.

I'm glad that the conference

I'm glad that the conference went well without violence. Rahimi's speech is quite intriguing.


Thanks for posting this map Cathleen. Americans have no idea what is going on in the ocueipcd West Bank, some don’t even know that Palestine is not a country, but an Arab territory that was captured by Israel in 1967 and has been militarily ocueipcd ever since.They also don’t understand that there is an illegal settlement movement (illegal according to the Fourth Geneva Convention) into the West Bank by Israeli Jews. Israel is attempting to create “facts on the ground” with large populations of Jews destroying Palestinian homes and agricultural land to build walled Jewish cities and Jewish only roads. The goal is to displace the Palestinian population of the West Bank and annex the territory to Israel, as they did with Syrian Golan Heights. Eventually Israel hopes to turn the apartheid state that now exists into a Jewish majority encompassing all of ancient Judea and Samaria, or what fundamentalist extremist Jews call; eratz Israel.As long as Americans don’t know or don’t understand that there is an apartheid state worse than South Africa, brutality against civilians, and criminal behavior being carried out by Israel, they will continue to believe that Palestinians are just “Muslim terrorists who hate Jews.” This is what Israel and American Jewish sympathizers want us to believe, which is why you never get this information in our mainstream media.That map alone, should be enough to convince Americans that the Palestinian resistance movement is not a terrorist organization, but a last ditch effort by civilian freedom fighters to prevent the complete destruction of their homeland, culture and people, much like the Native American attempt to preserve their way of life against the U.S. settler movement.

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