March 01, 2007

Israeli Website Teaches Iranians about the Holocaust

From Israeli Website Teaches Iranians about the Holocaust:

An Israeli website, written in Persian, is aimed at convincing the people of Iran of the Holocaust's historical truth. The new website, designed by Israel's Holocaust museum, is an attempt to sway Iranian public opinion in the face of a growing nuclear threat. "Ahmadinejad is using Holocaust denial as a concrete tool to pave the way for nuclear strikes," said Avner Shalev, director of Yad Vashem. In the two weeks after its Jan. 27 launch, more than 10,000 people logged on in Iran and hundreds of e-mails flooded in, thanking the museum for providing information that some Iranians found difficult, if not impossible, to access in their country.