A CALL TO ACTION: URGE UN TO ACT AGAINST TYRANNICAL TEHRAN REGIME
History has taught us the bitter lesson to never again be silent when tyrants threaten genocide against the Jewish people.
Last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, (pictured left), reiterated his call that "Israel must be wiped off the map." In response, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and many world leaders condemned these threats. We must now ensure that those denouncements are backed up by action.
Next week, Secretary-General Annan travels to Iran to meet with the government’s top leadership, including President Ahmadinejad. Mr. Annan’s goals of defusing Mideast tensions and persuading Iran not to go nuclear will be hurt, not helped, if he fails to directly confront Iranian leaders for threatening Israel’s existence.
For decades, the United Nations has always rushed to condemn Israel with resolution after resolution, but it has yet to take specific action against Tehran on its threat of genocide. Why is there no action against Iran?
On the eve on of Mr. Annan’s departure to Tehran, we therefore ask you to join with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, by clicking here, and demanding that the Security Council, General Assembly, Human Rights Commission, and other UN bodies take action against Iran for threatening the Jewish State.
These threats mock the founding principles of the United Nations, created to defeat the genocidal Nazi Third Reich, and to ensure that no nation, ever again, would be threatened by annihilation.
In the coming weeks and months, Wiesenthal Center officials will meet with political and religious leaders in world capitals to pressure Iran to cancel its war against the Jewish people, but that effort will be for naught, unless there is international action. It is up to the United Nations to lead the way.
The link for the petition http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/k