In an April 21, 2009 op-ed on the website of the official Iranian news agency IRNA, titled "Israel Emerges from Auschwitz, the author, Hamid Esmaili, showcases statements by well-known Holocaust deniers and says that "for Zionists, Auschwitz is...the symbol and the embodiment of all those things which constitute the identity and essence of a regime called Israel..." 
The following is the op-ed, in the original English.
"Holocaust, From Any Angle, is the Most Significant Excuse Used by the Zionists' Godfather, Theodor Herzl, And His Comrades to Justify Their Efforts to Set Up a Zionist System"
"Holocaust forms the backbone of founding Israel in the Middle East at the expense of making millions of Palestinians displaced from their homeland and collecting homeless Jewish people from across the world in Holy land of Palestine.
"Holocaust, from any angle, is the most significant excuse used by the Zionists' godfather, Theodor Herzl, and his comrades to justify their efforts to set up a Zionist system by zooming on the topic and even by distorting historical facts through making frequent references to forged names and non-existing places.
"They founded their claims on the fact that Prophet David and his dynasty ruled the ancient land of Kan'an for some 76 years and used this to prove that the territory belonged to Zionists. In the midst of all this, another fact was neglected: that the land of Palestine had been in possession of Arabs for over four thousand years after that.
"Many Linguists Believe that the Word Holocaust… Was Originally Coined to Refer to a Criminal Incident in Ancient Yemen Committed by Jews Who Burnt Alive a Large Group… of Men, Women, and Children"
"Many linguists believe that the word holocaust, which is a Greek word - holo means all and caust meaning 'to burn to ashes' - was originally coined to refer to a criminal incident in ancient Yemen committed by Jews who burnt alive a large group of chained and handcuffed men, women, and children for their adherence to teachings [of] Jesus Christ (PBUH).
"However, the bitter historical irony is that the word was later exploited by Zionists to establish a regime by building on the false claim that over six million Jews had been killed in Auschwitz ovens, thus triggering the sympathy of the [W]estern people. They embarked on a relentless campaign, producing tens of films, publishing thousands of books and research works to win the sympathy of [W]estern public opinion particularly that of Europe to drive a nation which enjoyed a rich and old civilization and culture out of its homeland."
"In European Countries, Which Claim a Highly Intellectual Atmosphere And Boast of Supporting Research and Scientific Movements... It Is Absolutely Forbidden to Question the Authenticity of Holocaust"
"From among all so-called death camps in Europe which mainly concentrated in Poland, Auschwitz is the most famous one, so the Zionists focused all their documentation on the place and made up many horrifying tales every single of which makes the hair stand on end.
"Many Zionists claimed the establishment of Israel was the God's answer to Auschwitz, while there were others to strongly believe that holocaust encouraged establishment of Israel.
"However, the bitter fact, here, is that in European countries which claim a highly intellectual atmosphere and boast of supporting research and scientific movements and trends, it is absolutely forbidden to question the authenticity of holocaust or even conduct any investigative research on the quality and quantity of the incident. If anybody dares to ignore the law, then the 'anti-Semitism' law would promptly be used to suppress the antagonist voice."
"The World-Famous Holocaust Denier Faurisson... Irritates the Zionist Regime's Puppets"
"The world-famous holocaust denier, Professor Robert Faurisson, is one of those people who once in a time irritates the Zionist regime's puppets by his remarks. He denies the overall incident of burning Jews into ashes by the Nazi Germans. In his latest remarks, he questions the very existence of any gas chambers in Auschwitz, describing the claim as a big lie.
"However, he believes there is still another more dangerous, bigger lie which claims the gas chambers were constructed later on after the end of the war, or that the existing building was one similar to the original one which is not constructed in as good shape as the first, or still that the gas chambers went under reconstruction projects after the end of the second world war.
"He believes many efforts were undertaken after the war to re-make Auschwitz to resemble a death camp, to create the false impression that it was exclusively used as a place to kill Jews, while the whole project was more of a construction attempt rather than a reconstruction plan.
"He mentions documents which were never published publicly, adding: 'I got plans of the four crematoria chambers in Auschwitz and Birkenau which lacked any openings in their roofs. At a single one of these crematoria, although it is in ruins, is it today possible to go and examine the room said to have been a gas chamber and is the presumed scene of the crime …We are told that, in order to kill the Jewish detainees locked inside, an SS man, moving about on the concrete roof of the said gas chamber, poured Zyklon-B pellets through four regular openings situated in the roof.
"'However, one need only have eyes to realize that no such openings have ever existed there. Therefore such a crime cannot have been committed.'
"The Zionists Are Basically Exploiting the Forged Term of 'Holocaust'..."
"Despite all their claims, these very countries never allow people to say a single word against holocaust. They use the anti-Semitism law as a tool to suppress any voices rising against the influential Zionists sitting in Tel Aviv even though what they say is utterly based on scientific research conclusions.
"They are scared of seeing people realize the fact that contrary to what they are trying to pretend, the Zionists see the establishment of the Hitlerite Nazism not as a catastrophe but as a brilliant and unique historical opportunity to get to their objectives; given the fact that it provided the chance for the Jewish agency to materialize its old dream of the congregational movement of Jews from all parts of the world to the so-called 'promised land.'
"The Zionists are basically exploiting the forged term of 'holocaust,' with all its implied political, economic, and psychological applications, to attain two principle objectives. By trying to depict the Jews as victims of holocaust and sanctifying it, the Zionists want to 1) provoke the feelings of the Jewish tribe and 2) bar any broad and global opposition to the Israeli criminal actions against the Palestinians.
"That is exactly for these reasons that the Zionists are reluctant to hear any antagonistic voices from world politicians, thinkers and intellectuals. The remarks made by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [asking] why the Palestinian people must pay the price for the holocaust terrified Tel Aviv leaders. They are fully aware that [the] challenging [of the] dimensions of holocaust by the head of a country which is considered a key player in the international scene would bring despair for them. They know that any breaking of the old-established taboo of making anti-Zionist remarks in the United Nations - before the heads of as many as 200 world countries - would pave the way for other scholars and thinkers who like the Iranian president have serious doubts about the authenticity and nature of Zionist claims about holocaust but lack his courage or the opportunity to publicly express their attitudes.
"Director of the Canadian Association for Free Speech Paul Fromm agrees with President Ahmadinejad's remarks, saying: 'I believe it is wrong to have Palestinians pay the price for the crimes committed by Europeans and for them to lose their country. I also believe that the hollow myth of holocaust was originally made up to project a sense of guilt and shame in northern Europe and North American nations.'
"The myth has so far enabled the Jews to get billions of dollars from Germany and other world countries. The notion of holocaust has also prepared the minds of people in Europe and America to justify the brutality of the Zionist regime against Palestinians.
"Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, too, has already elaborated on the objectives the Zionists are pursuing by focusing on the issue of holocaust and the crematoria ovens as a propaganda strategy: the aim is to show the Jews as a victimized tribe.
"The fact that visiting the holocaust museum is included on the schedule of any ranking official visiting Palestine proves this very point."
"For Zionists, Auschwitz Is...The Symbol and the Embodiment of All Those Things Which Constitute the Identity and Essence of a Regime Called Israel...You Could Never Find Even One Single Person Who Is an Auschwitz Survivor Himself"
"Anyway, Auschwitz occupies the most significant position in the myth of holocaust Zionists are trying so hard to sanctify. For Zionists, Auschwitz is not merely a so-called death camp or a crematorium; it is the symbol and the embodiment of all those things which constitute the identity and essence of a regime called Israel.
"Yes, the Zionists keep telling the most horrifying stories about the Auschwitz, quoting those who survived the death camp, but the point is that you could never find even one single person who is an Auschwitz survivor himself while many World War II veterans are still alive, living their ordinary lives. There are only photos and pictures about Auschwitz.
"Hollywood, too, has been earnestly fulfilling its duty of serving the myth of holocaust and Auschwitz. It employs the whole of its vast and glamorous empire to hire the most outstanding directors and actors to produce tens of works about the prisoners who lives in concentration camps, particularly in Auschwitz. From among the most brilliant works produced so far on the topic by Hollywood is the film recently directed [by] the world-renown[ed] Jewish pianist Roman Polanski, which triggered much controversy.
"At the end of the story of the setting up Tel Aviv regime, the Jews were finally settled down in Palestine instead of Ethiopia or Uganda only to enable the Western countries to get to their goal of getting access to one of world's most strategic and sensitive spots which is also situated at the very heart of the Islamic world.
"The Westerners pretend to regret their oppressive behaviors towards Jews and do everything to get themselves [out] of this nightmare, but at the expense of the Palestinian nation.
"While Europeans have been always boasting of their intellectual attitudes and democratic manners and look worried about what is going on in the remotest deserts in Darfur or the way the military is treating the public in Burma, they seem absolutely reluctant to see the humanitarian tragedy created by Zionists in Gaza, which is virtually turned into the world's biggest death camp in December 2008-January 2009."
 IRNA (Iran), April 21, 2009. The text has been lightly edited for clarity.