On September 16, 1919 Adolph Hitler wrote a letter of his hatred for the Jews, outlining his plans which called for, "The uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether," which he said can only be accomplished, "Under a government of National strength and never under a government of National impotence." Hitler warns against an "emotional anti-Semitism which will always find its expression in the form of pogroms" and seeks rather "a legal ... removal of the rights of the Jew." But nobody believed him.
A few days ago, in spite of the sensitive Swiss negotiations, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, a top Iranian General didn't hesitate to brazenly declare, "Destroying Israel is nonnegotiable."
Ironically at the same time when Jews everywhere sit around their Seder tables and fill up their four cups of wine to celebrate Passover, another group of the most powerful nations, including the United States, have announced in Switzerland that they have concluded the first phase of a framework towards an agreement that will be negotiated and finalized in June, aimed at preventing Iran - the worlds most dangerous terrorist regime - from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Wishing you and your family Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Marvin Hier
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Founder and Dean