Ahmadinejad's speech has been presented out of context yet again. You should not judge someone, let alone an entire nation, based on a few fragmentary quotes that are vague at best. I am certain that he did not "deny" the existence of the Holocaust and he is surely not anti-Semitic. There are many Jews in Iran, from the time of Esther as most of you know, and Iranians are very proud of their long history and many contributions. The State of Israel and the Zionist ideology that Ahmadinejad is critizising are a different matter and should not be mistaken as attacks on the Jewish people. Although I am sure many of you would disagree based on the comments I have read here.
Report: Iran's Culture Ministry refuses to allow Barenboim to perform in Tehran (DPA)
from the article: What to do with Ahmadinejad