Palestinian rescuers search the Daloo family house in Gaza City, which 9 members of the same family died in an Israeli air strike. Source: AP
In light of the criticism on Israeli policy and actions often elicited by this writer and seen in this space, I felt it necessary to put that criticism in fuller perspective.
But there are certain things that must be said so there is no misunderstanding.
First the atrocity of exterminating 6 million innocent Jews committed by Hitler and the Nazi's during the Holocaust was an unspeakable crime and must never be forgotten. Holocaust denial is unacceptable; the evidence irrefutable.
When a President Ahmadinejad of Iran denies the Holocaust and calls it a hoax and says Israel has no right to exist shows the man's utter ignorance. His hatred is steeped in anti Semitism and needs to be seen as such. But he has no ultimate power and decision making authority in Iran so his utterances should be kept in perspective and not made into the official policy of Iran.