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Iran´s President Calls for Destruction of Israel and the West

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / 23 Tishrei 5766

Iran's president told attendees of a conference in Teheran on Wednesday that "Israel must be wiped off the map." Last week, Iran promoted anti-Semitic literature at a German book fair.

"The creation of the occupying regime in Jerusalem is a strong action by the ruling arrogant world order against the world of Islam. There continues a historic war between the [powers of] World Arrogance and the Islamic world, the roots of which go back hundreds of years," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared. "The Islamic nation will not allow its historic enemy to exist in its heartland."

Ahmadinejad was addressing a Teheran conference entitled "A World Without Zionism".

"I have no doubt that the new wave [of attacks] which has started in dear Palestine and which we witness today all over the Islamic world will soon wipe this scourge of shame from the Islamic world. This is doable," Ahmadinejad encouraged the audience, which included thousands of Islamic students, as well as representatives of Arab terrorist organizations and their supporters. He noted his belief that the turn towards Islamism in the Palestinian Authority has brought the Arabs success against Israel.

Western Civilization, the Iranian leader said, "turned the Zionist regime occupying Jerusalem into a staging-ground to dominate the Islamic world. ...They have created a base, from where they can expand their rule over the entire Islamic world; it has no other purpose other than this."

The goal of a world without the United States or Zionism, Ahmadinejad said, is "attainable and could definitely be realized. ...Our dear Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] ordered that the occupying regime in Jerusalem be wiped off the face of the earth. This was a very wise statement."

Compromise over the elimination of Israel, the Iranian president said, is tantamount to the defeat of the Islamic world, as "the central and command base of the enemy... is the occupying regime in Jerusalem." Ahmadinejad characterized the unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria as a "trick" intended to seduce Islamic leaders to recognize Israel.

In reaction to the Iranian premier's statements, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Gillerman was told by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to demand Iran's removal from the world body.

In Iran, this Friday - the last Friday of the Islamic month of Ramadan - is Jerusalem Day, as per the late Ayatollah Khomeini's designation. Demonstrations against Israel and America are a feature of the day's events.

Meanwhile, in the heart of the West in Europe, Iran promoted Western-style anti-Semitism at its pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week. Among the books on display were The czarist anti-Semitic propaganda tract The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Henry Ford's The International Jew and Tale of the "Chosen People" by an Iranian author. The publishing event, which ended Sunday, attracted more than 250,000 people this year. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) confirmed that all books on display in Frankfurt were selected with government oversight. No action was taken against the Iranian delegation by German officials, even though German law prohibits the sale of some of the books displayed in the Iranian pavilion.


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Originally posted by Isome:
...sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

In this instance it can be correctly applied to current and past sowers.

Simply amazing.

Isome - Do you believe that the President of Iran is JUSTIFIED in making his statement?

Do you also realize that the historical land of Palestine was encompased more in JORDAN and Syria than in Israel YET none of these Arab/Muslim countries have ever called for the yielding of these two lands back to their "original owners". Why do you think this is?
Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:

Do you also realize that the historical land of Palestine was encompased more in JORDAN and Syria than in Israel YET none of these Arab/Muslim countries have ever called for the yielding of these two lands back to their "original owners". Why do you think this is?

Are you an apologist - on the wrong side - of EVERY issue?
Israel's Wall:

    Two recent court rulings have declared illegal at least some portions of the 425-mile security barrier Israel is building, one-quarter of which is finished. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the barrier is necessary to protect Israelis from Palestinian attacks. But Palestinians say it is a land grab, since most of the barrier is being built on the Palestinian side of the border, and in many parts well inside Palestinian territory.

    On June 30, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that 20 miles of the barrier must be rerouted because that segment violates the human rights of Palestinians, even if Israeli security is compromised by the changes. The court said that while Israel has a right to build a wall, the route chosen "severely violated" freedom of movement and "severely impaired" the livelihood of locals, leaving villages in a "virtual chokehold."

.::The Scoop::.
.::More on the Wall::.

    the "separation" wall (what Palestinians call the Apartheid Wall) is reconfiguring the geographical terrain: the wall, whose construction is most advanced in the northern West Bank, allows Israel to deepen the integration of its illegal West Bank settlements into Israel proper, thereby isolating Palestinian towns and villages from each other, solidifying control over water resources, and paving the way for future land confiscations by preventing farmers from reaching their farmland. The international media have often portrayed the wall as running along the Green Line separating Israel from the occupied territories. In fact, the wall cuts far into the West Bank; if the wall is completed along projected paths, it will mean the de facto annexation of at least 10 percent of the West Bank into Israel. (For more on the Apartheid Wall, see "Stop the Wall" at

    Religion Online

    A UN Report concludes that "Palestinian families and communities are being separated from each other. Communities adjacent to Jerusalem are being cut off from the city, which they rely on for commerce, work and essential social services." Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland summarized the warnings and consternation:

    That is the word that President Bush should say with force and conviction to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Otherwise Sharon is likely to charge ahead and turn security measures conceived to protect Israelis into instruments of brutalization of Palestinians and expropriation of their property.
    Jim Hoagland: The Washington Post. Oct 26, 2003. pg. B.07

    Alternative Insight

    .::The Components of the Wall::.

    The Wall has multiple structures: concrete and fence. The concrete Wall is 25 feet high with watchtowers and firing posts every 200 meters. The fence-like Wall is made of layers of razor wire. Both wire and concerete structures of the Wall are equipped with 230-330 foot wide buffer zones that include electrical fencing, sand paths to trace footprints, sensors and cameras. In total, the entire structure will be at least 400 miles long, three times as long as the Berlin Wall.

    .::The Wall Confiscates Palestinian Land::.

    The Green Line, established as the Armistice Line after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, is an internationally recognized border between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) - the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The Wall, in most cases, is being built inside the West Bank, cutting in from the Green Line as far as ten miles at some points. It is estimated that, if the Wall is completed, some 50 percent - 55 percent of the West Bank will be de facto annexed to Israel (1).


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