Friday, February 03, 2012

Holocaust : 'World Forum of Russian Jewry' aims to open a new channel to Russia and other countries in order to influence policy towards Iran

SOURCE The Firebird Group NY

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 -- A new international Jewish organization tagged 'The World Forum of Russian Jewry' was announced on January 25th at the United Nations during a ceremony commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacres with the participation of nearly 600 American Russian-speaking Jews and Holocaust survivors.

The newly-established organization was declared by Alexander L. Levin, president of the Greater Kiev Jewish Community, who will serve as President. The Forum will act as a bridge between East and West, an intermediary between the United States, Russia and other countries to influence their governments to join the world's fight against Iran.

"Our goal is to bring together Russian-speaking Jews from around the world in order to save ourselves and other peoples from the next catastrophe and genocide, to preserve the world peace, and protect our national land at the State of Israel," - declared Levin at the United Nations in New York.

The commemorative conference was organized by The American Forum of Russian Jewry with the support of the Permanent Missions of Ukraine and Israel to the United Nations. Ukraine's Ambassador to the UN, H.E. Mr. Yuriy Sergeyev, and Israel's Ambassador to the UN H.E. Mr. Ron Prosor, as well as David Harris, Executive Director of American Jewish Committee, Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents, and other Jewish leaders from around the world participated in the event. Including Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General. also addressed the participants in attendance.

In his keynote speech, Levin spoke of the horrific events of Babi Yar and the Wannsee Conference 70 years ago, and how the new World Forum aims to combat the modern anti-Semitism, xenophobia and Holocaust denial.

"Standing here on this stage, I would like to remind you that there is today a member country of the United Nations that is currently on the road to obtaining a nuclear weapon who's President, without blinking an eye, tells the humanity that the Holocaust is a deception and that it never occurred," Levin added. "We, the Russian-speaking Jews from the far-flung corner of the Earth, stand ready to unite against him and the nuclear program of Iran. We will not let another Holocaust engulf us!" - Levin said.