A global Jewish human rights organization based in Los Angeles
says the Iranian regime is led by religious fanatics who believe
launching a nuclear conflagration would hasten the return of their
Wiesenthal Center is pleased that the United States, along with
Canada and Israel, walked out during the U.N. speech of Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week. But the leading
non-government Jewish human rights organization says the Holocaust
denier was still able to achieve what he wanted at the U.N.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal
Center, tells OneNewsNow that the Iranian president was still able
to achieve his goal.
"In a sense the damage was already done," he says. "Ahmadinejad
has already pretty much achieved what he wanted to by being able to
come to the U.N., by speaking from the podium of the world body
[and] slandering and threatening not only Israel but also
slandering the United States."
Cooper says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
understands that negotiating with the Islamic regime is
"Historians have said that mutually assured destruction stops
things like nuclear bombs," he notes. "That's what happened during
the Cold War with the Russians. Here you're dealing with religious
fanatics who believe that a nuclear conflagration in the Middle
East would help hasten their messiah."
Cooper says right now it seems the only country with the
capability and the will to stand up to the Iranians is Israel.