- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is ordering its ambassador to Switzerland to return home for “consultations” to protest an anti-racism conference in Geneva where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak.

Ahmadinejad has suggested the Holocaust never happened and has called repeatedly for Israel’s destruction. He is scheduled to address the conference later Monday.

The meeting coincidentally begins as Israel marks its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Earlier Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that while Israel commemorates the 6 million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis, “in Switzerland, the guest of honor is a racist and a Holocaust-denier who doesn’t conceal his intention to wipe Israel off the face of this earth.”

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