Mark Weber, of the notorious Institute for Historical Review (Holocaust denial in a scholarly-sounding title), today in the Teheran times, uses several American Jewish scholars to attack Holocaust rememberance. The Tehran Times (hat tip: Jihad Watch), like all media in Iran, is a propaganda arm of the Guardian Council of Jew-hating Shia 'clerics' (military leaders and politicians by another name) and 'lawyers' (sharia law only, of course).
The article is attributed here.
Paula E. Hyman, a professor of modern Jewish history at Yale University, has accurately observed: “With regard to Israel, the Holocaust may be used to forestall political criticism and suppress debate; it reinforces the sense of Jews as an eternally beleaguered people who can rely for their defense only upon themselves. The invocation of the suffering endured by the Jews under the Nazis often takes the place of rational argument, and is expected to convince doubters of the legitimacy of current Israeli government policy.”
Paula, as you watch the Europeans trade with Iran, Europeans showing no interest in pushing the Iranians diplomatically, the State Department (Mark Steyn, "But seriously folks, this clown is dangerous") issue bland 'condemnations' of Ahmadinejad's statements, and the Associated Press covering up (Iran Offers U.S. Share in Nuclear Plants, By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer)** all the evidence*** Iran is moving towards nuclear weapons, would you perhaps like to rethink your position?
** "The United States also has ratcheted up pressure against Iran, accusing it of pursuing a nuclear weapons program and supporting anti-Israeli militants. Iran says its nuclear program is designed only to generate electricity."
No, Iran has accused itself of pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Saying the "United States" accuses Iran is a propaganda ploy designed to link the lack of massive stockpiles of WMD's in Iraq to the clear evidence Iran is building nuclear weapons. Not least of which is the ongoing Shahab long-range missile program developing with Russian and North Korean technology. One doesn't waste the enormous effort and expense to launch conventional warheads on three-stage, long-range ICBM's.
*** Recently discovered nuclear blueprints, Iranian space program, refusal of monitoring even under very favorable terms, multiple public statements, and Ahmadinejad's genocidal rhetoric in recent weeks.
Only the latter gets the briefest mention in the AP article, buried in the body of the story:
"The Iranian offer comes at a time when Iran is facing a barrage of criticism over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent remarks, first that Israel should be wiped off the map and later that the Jewish state should be moved to Europe."
Poor Iran, facing a "barrage of criticism." NASSER KARIMI seems a bit upset by our concerns over genocide.