Iran Denies Holocaust to Deny Israel
By Micah Halpern
Sunday September 24, 2006
I've Been Thinking:
Did anyone else notice that Ahmadinejad often spoke about Israel, but never mentioned it by name?
And yet - the rationale for Ahmadinejad's rejection of the Holocaust and for his revision of WWII history is based on his rejection of - you got it, Israel.
Ahmadinejad's logic works like this: If there was no Holocaust then there is no justification for Israel. If there is no justification for Israel then the very existence of Israel is a moral travesty. So why mention it? Of course, he's wrong.
First, there was a plan by Hitler's Germany to murder all the Jews.