Haaretz notes Faurisson’s Iranian Connection

Haaretz (scroll down) reports on December’s exchange of love-letters between French Holocaust-denier Robert Faurisson and Jawad Sharbaf, an Iranian academic (link added):

…Holocaust-deniers from the West play a key role in attempts by Iran to cast doubts on the veracity of the Holocaust, according to documents that have appeared on an Internet site…The documents were published on an Internet site involved in Holocaust denial and reached scholars at the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Tel Aviv University.

…In the letter, which opens by expressing regret over the United Nations resolution to establish an international Holocaust Day, Sharbaf writes that the recent statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the Holocaust had created the right conditions to raise the subject in Iran. “Our assumption for the time being is that the president will undoubtedly do his best if you make contact and request assistance for organizing an international conference,” Sharbaf wrote.

…Faurisson praised Ahmadinejad and added a request “that Iran make repeated appeals to the Western world for the freeing of our prisoners of conscience,” referring to his colleagues convicted of denying the Holocaust…

I actually blogged this back in mid-January; I have some more details there.

(Hat tip: History News Network)