An indefensible act…
If you’re serious about “Never Again”, you do not engage with representatives of a regime that repeatedly insist on creating a 2nd Holocaust for Jews, you treat them like the social pariahs that they are.
BERLIN MAYOR TO HOST IRANIAN COUNTERPART WHO CALLED FOR ISRAEL’S DEMISE
Berlin mayor Michael Müller is again facing criticism for failing to curb rising antisemitism in the German capital by hosting a meeting on Friday with Tehran’s mayor Pirouz Hanachi, a former member of the US sanctioned terrorist organization, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], who has participated in a rally calling for Israel’s destruction.
Stephan Grigat, the academic director of the organization Stop the Bomb, which seeks to end the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program, blasted Müller on Wednesday for his upcoming meeting with “Hanachi and the ambassador of the antisemitic Iranian terror regime on Friday in the Red City Hall” in Berlin.
Stop the Bomb noted that Hanachi recently participated in an Iranian-sponsored Al-Quds rally that propagates the obliteration of the Jewish state. He said one cannot chat with representatives of the Iranian regime and ignore Tehran’s “hatred of Israel, massive human rights violations and support of terror.”
According to Iran’s state-controlled press outlet ISNA, Hanachi was a member of the IRGC.
The IRGC paid convicted Pakistani agent Haidar Syed-Naqfi at least €2,052 from July 2015 through July 2016 to spy on Jewish and pro-Israel figure and institutions. According to German authorities, his actions were “a clear indication of an assassination attempt.”
Remko Leemhuis, Assistant Director for Policy and Public Affairs for the American Jewish Committee office in Berlin, also took the mayor to task for his planned welcome of Hanachi and Iran’s ambassador to Germany, Mahmoud Farazandeh.