02.12.2011 06.Kislev. 5772
Success of Palestinian statehood bid in region has leaders at AJC conference in Miami reconsidering approach.
When Claudio Lottenberg, the president of Conib – the umbrella group representing Brazilian Jewry – published a letter in the local press criticizing the government’s ties with Iran, he encountered an unexpected result.
“I could not understand how then-Brazilian president Inacio Lula da Silva would be a friend of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denied the Holocaust, and I paid a heavy price,” he said. “When President Shimon Peres was invited to have lunch with Lula at his home, I was not invited.”…