Rav Lau Says He Wishes to Meet With Ahmadinejad


rav-lauFormer Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel and current Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Rav Yisroel Meir Lau has asked Brazil’s president to help arrange a meeting between him and Iranian President Mahmoud¬†Ahmadinejad.

“As a child of Buchenwald, I want to meet him so that he hears my testimony and that I can prove to him that he is wrong to deny the existence of the Holocaust,” Rav Lau said in a statement after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva toured the Yad Vashem memorial in Yerushalayim.

He asked the Brazilian president to transmit his request to meet Ahmadinejad “anywhere and at any time.” Lula is currently due to visit Iran on May 15.

Brazil, which holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, favours dialogue with Tehran.

It opposes US-led moves to impose a fourth set of UN sanctions on Iran over its continued defiance of international demands to halt its uranium enrichment programme.

Ahmadinejad has drawn international condemnation by predicting that Israel is doomed to disappear and for dismissing the Holocaust as a “myth.”

After touring Yad Vashem, Lula told journalists: “Every head of state should come here to get to know this terrible history. Never again, never again, never again.”

{AFP/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. I am not sure what there is to gain with meeting todays humun his ideology is not based on facts, it has mostly to do with an agenda… Claim to deny the holocaust in order to arrange for a new holocaust, I would have thought this in itself should be enough proof that this guy aint intrested in facts all he cares about is his agenda and that is israels and then the jews of the rest of the world including the neturei karta, (which he has admitted in secrets forums already) annihalation thats his goal and trust me the brazilian head of state wont be delivering any message because its pointles and its never gonna happen

  2. Hatzlocha Rabba to Rav Lau shlita. He is following the path pioneered by Neteurei Karta, in attempting to lessen the anti-Jewish feelings in Iran.

  3. There has to be more to this story than what is reported. Rav Lau who is a holocaust survivor would have no reason to want to communicate and socialize with a holocaust denier.

  4. To # 3 (‘Dovid’)

    Following the path of Neturei Karta??
    Those nuts run after him to kiss him, not to show him how wrong he is.