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April 20th, 2009
World Links: Tamil Tigers Given 24 Hours to Surrender; Israel's Ambassador to Switzerland Recalled

Israel recalls its ambassador to Switzerland after Swiss president, Hans-Rudolf Merz, met with Iranian president and holocaust denier, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in advance of a U.N. conference on racism in Geneva.

Dozens of Western delegates walk out of the UN-sponsored anti-racism conference during Ahmadinejad’s speech, in which the Iranian president called Israel a “racist regime.”

Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, says the crossing of thousands of Tamil civilians into government-held territory signals “complete defeat” for the Tamil Tigers, and gives the Tamil Tigers 24 hours to surrender.

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