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German Jews angry over Iranian Cup visit

For many in Nuremberg, it was deeply unfortunate when the World Cup draw placed Iran’s first game in their city – a cruel coincidence that the team from the Islamic republic, whose leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has caused worldwide offence with his anti-Semitic pronouncements, should kick-off their campaign in one of the cradles of Nazism. But their dismay was compounded yesterday by the presence at last night’s match against Mexico of Mr Ahmadinejad’s deputy, Mohammed Aliabadi, so much so that hundreds of people, drawn mainly from Nuremberg’s small Jewish community, staged a demonstration in the city centre against the representative of the “21st century Hitler”. Full Story

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