In an effort to draw attention to Switzerland’s $30 billion energy deal with the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism – Iran – the Anti-Defamation League has taken out advertisements in major international newspapers and in leading Swiss dailies with a message to the Swiss government that, “When you finance a terrorist state, you finance terrorism.”
The series of ADL ads, including those reprinted below, appeared on April 8, 2008 in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal – Europe and The New York Sun. Additional ads will appear in Switzerland in Le Matin Bleu and Le Temps (in French) and Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German).
ADL is concerned that Iran’s profits from the energy deal could help the regime to accelerate and complete its nuclear weapons program and provide tens of thousands of additional missiles to Hezbollah and Hamas, two terrorist groups and sworn enemies of Israel who routinely benefit from Tehran’s largess.
These concerns about the Swiss-Iran energy deal, as well as Switzerland’s foreign policy record vis-à-vis Israel, are explained further in an op-ed by Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, published by the JTA.
The Wall Street Journal – Europe, April 8, 2008
Note: A similar version of this ad also appeared in The New York Sun and the Swiss newspapers Le Temps and Le Matin Bleu (in French) and Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German).
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