Hanukkah Vigil

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A four-foot-high menorah is to be lit this evening across from Iran's Washington offices in response to what organizers call the "recent threats" by Iran's president.

A group called the Jewish Community Relations Council says it has chosen this third day of the festival of Hanukkah to symbolize what it calls the "ongoing struggle against terror and tyranny."

Group spokesman Ron Halber says the vigil will be interfaith and is designed to draw attention to statements by the Iranian leadership.

Iran's conservative president recently said Israel should be moved to Europe. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (mahk-MOOD' ah-meh-dih-nee-ZHAHD') has also said the Jewish state should be wiped off the map. And he has described the Holocaust as a "myth".

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