Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne gave a gift of a golden “quennelle” to former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to the Islamic Republic, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Friday:
Dieudonne visited the Islamic Republic last week, the news site fararu.com reported, and presented Ahmadinejad with a golden statue of a man performing the quenelle — a gesture reminiscent of the Nazi salute that Dieudonne is promoting as a sign of discontent with the establishment but that French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called a gesture of “anti-Semitic hate.”
Dieudonne calls the statue a “golden quenelle” and has presented a number of them to personalities he defines as anti-Zionist.
Ahmadinejad is a noted Holocaust denier who during his presidency expressed his wish that Israel would disappear.
Ahmadinejad referred to the controversial comedian as a “great artist” on his Twitter account.
In October, Dieudonne attended the New Horizons conference in Tehran, which was attended by “Western anti-Israel activists, conspiracy theorists and 9/11 ‘truthers,’” in the words of Sen. Mark Kirk (R- Ill.).
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