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  תשרי 14, 5768 , 26/09/07

Karnit Goldwasser Confronts Ahmadinejad

Karnit Goldwasser, the wife of kidnapped IDF soldier Ehud Goldwasser, confronted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a press conference on Tuesday night outside of the United Nations building in New York City.  “Given that you are the man behind the kidnapping due to the aid you give Hizbullah,” Goldwasser said, “why do you not allow the Red Cross to visit the two soldiers?”

Ahmadinejad ignored Goldwasser’s question as well as a second question posed by Israeli news source Yediot Acharonot

Goldwasser later explained that she had traveled to the United States in order to pressure Ahmadinejad, because “he’s the one who can help us.”  Iran was behind the 2006 kidnapping of Ehud Goldwasser and fellow IDF soldier Eldad Regev, she said, “and it’s clear that Ahmadinejad was the one who said ‘Let’s kidnap Israeli soldiers.’”

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