Bartov added that it was important to expose people like Irving, "who has been published by respectable publishers and been cited by scholars like me. But in recent years, he'd become more extreme and associated himself with neo-Nazi circles."
Justice Charles Gray, the quintessence of British correctness, courtesy and understatement, did not mince words when he declared that David Irving was indeed, as Lipstadt had charged, an anti-Semite, a racist, a distorter of history, a partisan of Hitler and a Holocaust denier.
Emerging from the Royal Courts of Justice here on the evening of March 15 was like leaving a musty 17th-century ecclesiastical battle for the fresh air of the 21st century.
David Irving told the High Court in London this week that some of the world's largest Jewish organizations are involved in an international conspiracy against him.
Holocaust revisionist David Irving mocked victims of the Holocaust by "feeding and encouraging the most cynical anti-Semitism" in his speeches, it was alleged last week at a trial for a defamation suit that Irving has filed against a U.S. scholar.
Hezbollah will turn its attention to resisting normal relations with Israel if Syria and Lebanon reach a peace settlement with the Jewish state, according to the Shi'ite group's leader.
David Irving, who denies that Jews were systematically exterminated in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, is claiming that Lipstadt ruined his reputation and career by labeling him a Holocaust denier -- and asserting that he twisted historical data to suit his own bias.
A racist poem read to a young child has provided the toughest test for a Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar and her publisher for libel.
A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced.
Irving is suing Lipstadt and her British publisher, Penguin Books, over passages in her book, "Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory."
The latest twist came when David Irving announced to the court late last week, just settling in for a protracted three-month trial, that he was anticipating his arrest by British police because a German court is seeking his extradition.
"To put it bluntly," Richard Rampton, who is defending Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt against David Irving, told the judge Tuesday, "he is a liar."
"We have just completed a very good meeting. I feel we have revitalized the peace process," Clinton said after Tuesday's meeting, which took place amid commemorations in the Norwegian capital of the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Jewish relief agencies and the government of Israel are mobilizing to send rescue missions and humanitarian aid to Turkey, in the wake of a devastating earthquake that, at press time, may have claimed more than 4,000 lives.
Glittering ceremonies and lofty rhetoric are the essential byproducts of every milestone in Middle East peacemaking.
For Arafat, it was an admission of unmitigated weakness, a move that was clearly borne out of dire necessity.
You get thesense that Israel at 50 is like a bar mitzvah boy who doesn't want aparty -- not until he gets taller and his acne clears up. Not untilhe feels normal.