Simon Wiesenthal Center: P5+1 Must Denounce Iran’s Latest Threat to Destroy Israel

World Leaders Continuing Silence further emboldens the Iranian Regime and Terrorists Targeting the Jewish State and makes a mockery of commitments to combat anti-Semitism and Terror

Jerusalem, Israel
May 13, 2015

A senior official of the Simon Wiesenthal Center attending an international conference to combat anti-Semitism demanded that the world powers negotiating a deal that will remove sanctions against Iran, denounce the Iranian regime’s continuous threats to destroy Israel.

“Over 1,000 people have converged on Jerusalem for the "Global Forum For Combatting Anti-Semitism", but our efforts to turn back the escalating threats to world Jewry won’t mean much if the leaders of the civilized world maintain their silence as Tehran’s threats to destroy the Jewish state continue unabated and unchallenged,” charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the leading Jewish human rights NGO. “Now is the time for the United States, Germany, France, and England to finally demand that Iran drop its genocidal threats against Israel.”

Rabbi Cooper pointed to the latest threat from Mojtaba Zolnour, representative of the Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s to the powerful Revolutionary Guard.

The “government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has divine permission to destroy Israel,” Zolnour was quoted by the semi-official state news agency Fars, adding that, “the Noble Koran permits the Islamic Republic of Iran to destroy Israel.” On the eve of a deal with world powers that will lift all economic sanctions in return for a delay Iran becoming an immediate nuclear power, Zolnour insisted that “Even if Iran gives up its nuclear program, it will not weaken this country’s determination to destroy Israel.”

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Wiesenthal Center raised the failure of the world powers, led by the United States, to denounce threats to “annihilate” Israel by the Ayatollah and other senior figures of Iranian regime during a recent meeting with President Obama and Jewish leaders at the White House.

For more information: Rabbi Abraham Cooper: +972.524.316.448 (Israel) or 1.310.210.9750 (in US).

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).