Obviously. By Etgar Lefkovits in the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Doug:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to carry out another genocide aimed at destroying the State of Israel, head of Israel's Holocaust center said Thursday.
The remarks by Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev were the most severe public comments to date on the Iranian nuclear threat by the head of Israel's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.
"Iranian President Ahmadinejad has made Holocaust denial part of a strategic agenda; not an academic or intellectual issue. Ahmadinejad wants to lead an Islamic Jihad and to orchestrate another genocide aimed at destroying the State of Israel," Shalev said at a symposium on Holocaust denial held at Yad Vashem for foreign diplomats stationed in Israel.
The conference, 'Holocaust Denial: Paving the Way to Genocide' which was held just days after a meeting of Holocaust deniers in Teheran, was attended by ambassadors and representatives from 40 countries.
"If Europe missed the opportunity to understand what Hitler was promising, then Europe should believe what the Iranian President is saying now. He means business," said Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, a Holocaust survivor and former Justice Minister who serves as the Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council.
"The entire Judeo-Christian tradition is in a battle for survival against Radical Islam," he added.