Community leaders to protest Iranian president’s U.N. visit

Community leaders will gather on Monday, Sept. 22, at noon for a rally to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the United Nations General Assembly. The rally will take place at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

President Ahmadinejad has stated, “Iran finds a world without America and Israel both possible and feasible” and has announced Iran’s intentions to “wipe Israel off the world map.”

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Leaders of the Jewish and interfaith communities and civic leaders will join together to protest Ahmadinejad’s continued calls for the destruction of Israel. This incitement to genocide is an affront to the entire international community. In the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Rwandans, including a former prime minister, were convicted under the laws of the United Nations Genocide Convention, which established the criteria for proving state-sanctioned incitement to genocide, including intentionality, public calls for genocide and direct incitement by use of euphemisms and dehumanizing language.

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Co-sponsored by by American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Anti-Defamation League, St. Louis Chapter of Hadassah, Jewish Community Center; With the support of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

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