Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israel

Exchanges between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israel have demonstrated strained relations between the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Jewish state. These exchanges have been characterized by contentious speeches and statements, including calls to "eliminate the Zionist regime" (Israel). Ahmadinejad has questioned the existence of the Holocaust, took part in a protest called "World Without Zionism" and has derided Israel on numerous occasions. He has urged regional powers to cut ties with Israel and halt oil sales. Tensions have risen over Iran's nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad's remarks have been criticized by various world bodies, including the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations.

Read more about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad And Israel:  2005 Zehadan Statement, 2005 Senate Resolution, Reaction To Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Stroke, Reactions To The 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict, Statement At 2008 United Nations Summit On Global Food Security, 2008 UN General Assembly Address, 2008 Statement That "smaller Israel" Is Dead, Description of Israel As A Germ, Allegations That Zionists Have Taken Over The World, Statement On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Statement On 9/11 Attacks, Description of Jews As "Criminals" and "so-called Humans", Statement On Gaza Flotilla Raid, 2010 Criticism of Peace Talks With Israel, 2011 Comparison of Israel To Cancer, 2011 Comparison of Israel To A Transplanted Kidney, August 2012 U.N. Secterary General Criticism of Ahmadinejad's Statements, September 2012

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