The wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser confronted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations yesterday.
In the front row at yesterday’s press conference Karnit Goldwasser held pictures of captive Israeli soldiers before she confronted the Iranian president. (YNET)
Karnit Goldwasser was surprised at the respect that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was recieveing from the media in New York.
“He came in and started to smile at everyone. The reporters gave him great respect… As he walked by me he said hi to me, because he still didn’t know who I was. He thought I was one of the supporting journalists, and that he was walking into a place where everyone loved him. He seemed very pleased,” Goldwasser recounted.
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Goldwasser said she was not afraid to present the president with her question, and asked him, “Hello, my name is Karnit, the wife of Ehud Goldwasser, the soldier who has been held captive for over a year. Since you are the man that is behind the kidnapping due to the aid you grant Hizbullah, why don’t you allow the Red Cross to visit the two soldiers?” she asked.
The president ignored the question.
Karnit Goldwasser, wife of Israeli kidnapped soldier in Lebanon confronts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he speaks at a press conference at U.N. Headquarters in New York Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 (AP Photo/David Karp)