Skip to comments.Jews “Should Revolt” Against Israel!
Posted on 12/28/2005 1:02:33 AM PST by F14 Pilot
The take of Irans conservative media on an article published last week in the German magazine Spiegel once again highlighted their disconnection with the real world, especially on issues relating to Palestine. Spiegel published a satirical article on Iranian president Ahmadinejads suggestion of moving Israel and the Jews to Europe, which in itself was received with chuckles and cynicism in Europe. But the conservative press in Iran and even the influential newspaper Resalat devoted its main headline (issue no 23) to the Spiegels article, referencing it as a document attesting the righteousness of president Ahmadinejads suggestion.
In this article, I would like to present some of the views of the conservatists in Iran about the Palestine and Israel issues. They all have one thing in common, and that is their naivety which borders satire. The sad aspect of all of this is that those who hold these views also hold the destiny of a country with 70 million people in their hands.
I will begin with Ahmadinejads solution. His proposal was that the Jewish population of Israel be moved to Germany or Austria, and promised that Iranian government would support this solution. While his solution was bizarre, it was less so than the other solutions that conservatists have proposed in the past. For example Ansare Hezbollah, which is the harshest of the hardliners and conservative groups in Iran had proposed the following: If the current situation in Palestine continues, there would be no solution left but for the Jews to revolt against Zionists to liberate themselves, in which case there would be no need for missiles or bombs and they themselves would destroy the Zionist regime, after which these very Jews would be protected by the Islamic leaders.
While these are the diplomatic solutions that conservatists present, they also have a bag of non-diplomatic solutions which they normally advocate. For example, Kayhan newspaper which is the principal bastion of the conservative hardliners, advocated attacking Zionists and their supporters all over the world [see issue of November 28, 2002], adding that the principal supporters are in the US, Europe and other parts of the world who can be accessed very easily with little cost. Kayhan even proposes the chemical and biological bombardment of American and Israeli cities as a retaliatory measure [see issue of February 16, 2002]. And in another editorial of November 4, 2001 it proposes that Islamic countries should all together withdraw from the United Nations Organization, which has turned into an institution that supports US and Israeli atrocities, and seriously assist their citizens to strike at the interests of the US, Israel and their European partners. Yet in another editorial [of April 13, 2002] it questioned why should American and Israeli embassies and businesses, including their staff, in Muslim countries feel secure when there are so many Muslims in those countries? and wished to know Why must the leaders of the Muslim countries who are not heeding to the calls of Muslims to fight the barbaric crimes of Israel, and are in reality cooperating with the brutal Israelis, remain in power. And still in another editorial, Kayhan proposes the mass killing of all Zionists, wherever they may be [April 21, 2002].
The solutions of the conservatists are not always confined to Israelis and include all Jews. Hassani, the Friday prayer leader of Orumie, as quoted in IRNA on June 8, 2002, has said that At my age of 90 years old, I would tie bombs around my waist and kill 5,000 Jews. In another example, ayatollah Jannati, the chairman of the Guardians Council has said that, non Muslims are mere animals who roam the world and corrupt it [see Entekhab of November 21, 2005]. And to cloak this in religious terms, ayatollah Khazali, a former Guardian Council member said, Just as fasting for one month is an absolute requirement for a Muslim, so is Jihad once a year. If the enemy does not attack, you must attack them! Sweden, Holland, Germany, London and Austria must not be safe. If they do not come, then you must go there an express your position. If they do not accept, then fight them [see Sobhe Emrouz of April 20, 2000].
Hassan Abbasi, a TV professional for the national Iranian television network and the director of the Center for Security Doctrines named former president Mohammad Khatami to be the obstacle in the struggle against Israel and its supporters [see ILNA news agency of May 25, 2004]. Mr. Khatami! It is your Dialogue Between Civilizations that is thwarting Lebanons Hizbullah struggle. I am proud that foreign terrorists are trained by us. Who cares that Mr. Khatami calls this violence. Mr. Khatami, we will dry out the roots of the Anglo-Saxon race. One ninth of the US budget last year was our work he clarified. Ruydad website published more of Abbasis words as follows: Hassan Abbasi further said 29 weak spots have been identified in the US and the West to be attacked Anything that can be done to terrorize and create fright in the atheist camp is our privilege and honor We have identified 6,000 nuclear warheads in the US to be detonated. We have informed guerrilla groups of their weak spots and shall act through them We have also created a department for Britain and its destruction is on our agenda. We even work with the Mexicans, Argentineans and anybody else who has a problem with the US.
While perhaps all of this is meant to be simply propaganda, but examples of actual work too exist. One of the most vocal applicant registrations for a war or battle took place in 2002. The Iranian Hizbullah publicly invited volunteers to sign up for martyrdom operations and promised to send the volunteers to Palestine to help them in their struggle against Israel. Subsequently, the group announced that on the wishes of Irans supreme leader (ostensibly meaning ayatollah Khamenei) who had stressed on the moral support for Palestinian brothers and not the dispatch of any forces there, the group ended the registration process [see Ya Althorat of November 2, 2001].
It was instructive to learn that this noisy and satirical propaganda was taking place at a time when Israel had launched a full military offensive against the Gaza strip and Palestinian Authority in March of 2002 in which it killed many PA leaders and officials, even cutting off electricity and water to Arafat after militarily surrounding and blockading his headquarters, which in turn had prompted some youth in the West to go to Palestine and form human shields in Arafats compound. But the ultra-conservative pro-government Kayhan newspaper wrote at the time Israels recent differences with Arafat and even its attack on some of the PA buildings is only a political game and a plot by the great Satan to cleanse Arafats conciliatory past and betrayal so that Muslim Palestinians would accept Arafat as their leader [see Kayhan April 6, 2002].
Of course such attacks on Arafat were not surprising or new. Iranian conservatists have always looked at Arafat as someone who had betrayed the Palestinian cause. So harsh were these views that one of the leading conservative theoreticians, Yusef-Ali Mirshakak, even preferred Israel to Arafats forces. Those in Palestine who hold up photographs of Saddam Hussain in their struggle against Israel (a reference to Al-Fatahs support of Saddam during the first Gulf war) are the same people who were so cruel to the Shiites in southern Lebanon that when Israeli tanks attacked Lebanon, the Shiites welcomed them by sacrificing their goats and cows for their intervention. Had Israel not been in the region, these people (meaning Arafats gang) would have united to massacre all Shiites in all Muslim countries, and even attack Iran [see Sobh April 21, 2002].
The violent and delusionary views of conservatists in Iran regarding Palestine are so many that it would require a book, if not more, to document them all. But I would like to end the topic by quoting parts of a scientific article published in the conservative Resalat newspaper on February 21, 2001] which deals with the economic influence of Israel in the West, with the dependency of Pepsi Cola company on Israel.
Pepsi Cola began its work 67 years ago in Canada. It is interesting to note that the name Pepsi comes from an Israeli slogan or motto that was designed to attract financial support for the Zionist regime. Pepsi stands for this: P for Pay, E for Each, P for Penny, S for Save, and I for Israel.
We leave the reader to be the judge for himself.
Hossein Bastani is a veteran journalist living in exile.
The Left and Conservative stuff there are totally different from what we know here as typical Conservatives or Libs
Their left is a crappy mixture of Marxism and Islamic laws and their Conservatism is again more of traditions
The author of this article should have used "hardliners" instead of the scientific term of "Conservative"
WOW, these guys bring new meaning to the words "unsophisticated" and "ill-informed"!!
That does it! No War For Pepsi!
Damn straight - sh*t tastes like malted battery acid.
Let us say they are the only "conservatives" Jimmuh Carter and the left love to support. To me they are the same as radical institutionalizing liberals of here.
Now, as for Jews revolting against Israel, well, it's not far off the mark given the "settlements" "final solution" of Sharon.
One cannot fight enemies while instituting a socialism which aims to have people betray each other through government mandated handouts and restrictions, treating people like children while they are under attack and taking responsibilities with their own bodies for their own lives.
Socialism and terrorism work from both sides of the bridge to destroy Israel and civilization, and Iran might see that.
That Pepsi thing is a hoot!
I wonder if they'll start boycotting clowns
BOZO - bizarre Orientals with zany opinions
Clearly, Bozo the Clown was a subliminal insult directed at all Muslims! /sarc off
non Muslims are mere animals who roam the world and corrupt it
Last time someone talked like that was just before WW2.
This one contains information, insight and even a little humor.
Heh. An old man once told me, long ago, "Big women are like Pepsi cola: "more bounce to the ounce." [g]
"We even work with Mexicans,Argentinians,anyone who has a problem with the US..."Well we heard it straight form the mullahs mouth.
You should write their ad copy. :)
It is a subtle way to imply that American conservatives are nuts as well I think.
You've got it. In media jargon, "conservative" is a codeword for "evil." Period.
I doubt it unless you believe that Cons in the US are really nuts!
Well, at least that part of it is correct as everyone in
Canada is taught that from a very early age.
OTOH, the rest of the article appears a little flacky... ;)
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