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Netanyahu: Iran Speech a U.N. 'Disgrace'

Gesturing to photocopied Nazi documents from the Holocaust, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a scathing rebuttal of the anti-Semitic speech Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered to the United Nations on Wednesday night. The documents were minutes of a Nazi meeting where plans were made for the Holocaust. “Are these protocols lies?” Netanyahu asked. “Yesterday the president of Iran stood at this very podium and spewed his anti-Semitic rants. … The question facing the international community is whether it is prepared to confront these forces or just accommodate them.” On Wednesday, Ahmadinejad said, “It is no longer acceptable that a small minority would dominate the politics, economy, and culture of major parts of the world by its complicated networks, and establish a new form of slavery… to attain its racist ambitions.”