Children of Holocaust survivors more anxious about Iran nuclear threat

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A man with his daughter on his shoulders holds an Israeli flag as they participate in the annual "March of the Living" to commemorate the deaths of around half a million Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust in World War Two, in Budapest on April 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-HOLOCAUST-IRAN, originally transmitted on April 14, 2015.

A man with his daughter on his shoulders holds an Israeli flag as they participate in the annual "March of the Living" to commemorate the deaths of around half a million Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust in World War Two, in Budapest on April 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-HOLOCAUST-IRAN, originally transmitted on April 14, 2015.

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JERUSALEM (RNS) Second-generation survivors “exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat” than others in their peer group.

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  • Bob C

    Understandably, yes. You don’t arm a mentally unstable person with material that is potentially hazardous to people around that person.
    Likewise, you don’t arm anything that threatens and does not recognize the State of Israel’s right to exist.

  • Larry

    True on both counts. However there is a strong reason to believe Iran is bluffing on the nuclear front and the real danger of the regime lies in the money and arms they send to Islamicist forces worldwide.

    Iran has been announcing its uranium enrichment program to the public in an effort at bravado that no nation with serious nuclear ambitions does. Uranium enrichment is slow, expensive, and can be easily disrupted by outside efforts.

    EVERY country which has developed nuclear weapons makes concerted efforts to hide the enrichment stage of the process. Usually not revealing the fruits of their efforts until the first test, which would be far too late for anyone to stop it (Israel is the sole exception) The enrichment phase is very very easily hidden. Failing to do so makes little sense.

    Iran is announcing its efforts in order to be taken more seriously without spending the time and energy to actually produce nukes. Its a bluff.