Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in Damascus January 19, 2006.
ASSociated Press: Iran’s leader challenges Europe to take back Jews in Israel
In a new attack on the existence of Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has challenged Europe to take back the Jews who emigrated to Israel, adding that no Jews would remain in Israel if Europe were to open its doors.
Ahmadinejad delivered the challenge after arriving in Syria for a two-day visit on Thursday. Addressing Europe, he asked: “Would you open the doors of your own countries to these (Jewish) immigrants so that they could travel to any part of Europe they chose?”
“Would you offer the necessary guarantees that you would provide for their security when they came to your countries and not allow another anti-Semitic wave in Europe?” he added in an apparent reference to recent attacks on Jewish cemeteries and properties in European states.
Winds of War with Israel and the United States.
Ahmadinejad provoked an international outcries last year when he said Israel should be “wiped out” and that the Nazi Holocaust against Jews in World War II was a “myth.”
In his comments in the Syrian capital, which Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Friday, Ahmadinejad forecast that the West would not answer the questions he had posed but would instead accuse him of “talking against global peace.”
He said Europe should welcome Jewish people to prove its sincerity in supporting people’s freedoms.
Ahmadinejad left Syria late Friday to return to Iran.
Ahmadinejad is provoking Israel, but Israel is not taking the bait. And thumbing his nose at the European Union and particularly Germany.
War plans developing…….
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kisses the door of the shrine of al-Sayydah Zeinab, the grand daughter of Prophet Mohammed in al-Sayydah Zeinab district near Damascus, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. The Iranian President arrived in Damascus on Thursday on a two-day visit for talks with his Syrian counterpart.