Friday, December 29, 2006

The Forum of Jewish Organizations in Antwerp has filed suit against participants in a recent Holocaust-denial conference in Tehran


The Belgian lawsuit includes anyone who gave a speech questioning the Holocaust at the conference sponsored this month by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Holocaust denial is illegal in Belgium and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $3,000 fine.

The purpose of the lawsuit is to cause legal problems for attendees who might want to visit Belgium, according to a Forum source.

The rabbinate in Antwerp issued a declaration against conference participants and urged that the few Jewish attendees of the conference — mostly members of the fringe Neturei Karta group — be banned from Antwerp synagogues.

There are 15,000 Jews in Antwerp; according to some estimates, at least half of whom are Orthodox.

'Holocaust Denial' Laws are Disgraceful


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