Lieberman. 'Iran funding terror all over the world'
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Lieberman: Radical Islam abusing democracy

Foreign minister sends warning to European countries during Denmark visit, saying 'Islamic elements are using democratic tools to incite and encourage anti-Semitism'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman sent a warning Monday to European countries while visiting Denmark.


"Radical Islamic elements are abusing the democratic tools given to them by European countries in order to incite, escalate and worsen the relations within those countries and between those countries and other countries, and increase and encourage anti-Semitic incidents," Lieberman said during a meeting with Danish Minister of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs Birthe Rønn Hornbech.


Lieberman also met with Gitte Lillelund Bech, chairwoman of the Danish Parliament's Foreign Policy Committee. The two discusses the relations between the countries and global policy issues, as well as an upcoming visit by the Danish parliamentary committee to Israel.


The minister also laid a wreath at the memorial site for Danish Jews sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. He mentioned the fact that many Danish residents risked their lives in order to save Jews who were meant to be sent to the Nazis, saying that "Denmark will always have an important place in history and in the heart of the Jewish people."

Lieberman laying wreath at memorial site (Photo: Foreign Ministry)


Lieberman added, "Today we are once against facing those who want and threaten to destroy the Jews, not only those living in Israel. The Iranian regime funds the terrorist activity in the world in general and against Jews in particular.


"The State of Israel is responsible for all Jewish communities in the world, and all the Jewish communities in the world are responsible for the State of Israel. This cooperation is important to stop this threat. The battle against the Iranian threat is the biggest challenge the democratic world must to face today."


After meeting with the Danish foreign minister, Lieberman is expected to travel to Holland on Tuesday, where he will meet with Israel's ambassadors to Western European countries for a briefing on urgent diplomatic matters. He is expected to return to Israel on Thursday.


פרסום ראשון: 11.09.09, 19:21
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