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  Tevet 28, 5772 , 23/01/12

Edelstein: World Cannot be Silent about Iranian Threat

Public Information and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said, Monday, that the world cannot be silent and do nothing about the Iranian nuclear threat. Speaking at a seminar at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution, marking the 70th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, when the murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany was consolidated, the Likud lawmaker said, "...today, technology has changed so dramatically that there is no need to transport Jews to the gas chambers. Today we can deliver weapons of  mass extermination of Jews by a single missile with a nuclear warhead that could be more destructive to the Jewish people than Auschwitz."

Referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he continued, "Today there is a crazy man openly threatening to destroy Israel. He must be stopped." Edelstein concluded, "Anti-Semitism still exists in Europe and around the world. The Internet has made it easier to spread hate and lies. Almost anyone can lead a campaign of hatred and propaganda against us. We expect you, the ambassadors, to stand up and fight the global phenomenon of anti-Semitism."

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