Holocaust denying president tilted balance in Israel’s favor

Holocaust denying president tilted balance in Israel’s favorFormer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of Holocaust amounted to defense of Hitler and Nazi Germany and tilted the balance in favor of Israel in the court of world public opinion, Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in an interview published in the spring issue of International Studies, a quarterly.

The denial of Holocaust, a very important chapter in history, played into the hands of Israelis who claimed Iran sought to do the same thing [as Hitler did] and was seeking to set the stage for it [extermination of Jews], Ayatollah Rafsanjani said, adding the former president’s comments dealt a heavy blow to the Palestinians too.
But following the atrocities that Israel committed in Gaza in 2014, attitudes toward Israel in the court of public opinion changed; absent another silly move, global support for Israel will continue its free fall, the top councilor said.

This article was translated by IFP from Entekhab News Website