Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Street name changed

The Iranian government has changed the name of a street once dedicated to one of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's assassins.

In response to Egyptian pressure, the Iranian government has changed the name of a street that was named after one of the assassins of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is urging the Bush administration to pressure the Palestinian Authority to change the names of streets and summer camps that are named after Palestinian Arab killers of Israelis and Americans.

"Iran's decision proves that international pressure can work," said ZOA National President Morton A. Klein. "Egypt refused to restore normal relations with Iran until the street's name was changed, so the Iranians finally gave in. The Bush administration should use its $213-million in annual aid as leverage to pressure the Palestinian Authority to change the names of its many streets, public squares, and summer camps that are named after Palestinian Arab terrorists who have murdered Israelis and Americans."


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