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August 17, 2012 1

Iranian Leaders Call For Israel’s Annihilation In Anticipation Of Jerusalem Day

At a time of height­ened inter­na­tional ten­sions over Iran’s nuclear pro­gram, Iran­ian lead­ers have been using the occa­sion of  annual Jerusalem Day demon­stra­tions, tak­ing place today in cities around the world, to amplify their threats against the Jew­ish state.

  • Speaker of par­lia­ment Ali Lar­i­jani opened Thursday’s par­lia­men­tary ses­sion declar­ing, “God will­ing, this move­ment of the Mus­lims toward the goal of end­ing and remov­ing this can­cer­ous tumor called Israel will be accomplished.”

    Supreme Leader Aya­tol­lah Ali Khamenei

  • Another call to anni­hi­late Israel, made by Iran’s high­est author­ity fig­ure dur­ing a speech on Wednes­day evening, was broad­cast on state tele­vi­sion. Supreme Leader Aya­tol­lah Ali Khamenei, the final deci­sion maker on all of Iran’s poli­cies, said, “The ille­git­i­mate Zion­ist state will def­i­nitely be erad­i­cated from the face of the world.”
  • In an August 1 meet­ing with rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Islamic coun­tries in Tehran, Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ahmadine­jad stated that “Jerusalem Day is the only way to lib­er­ate Pales­tine.” He then added, “It has now been some 400 years that a hor­ren­dous Zion­ist clan has been rul­ing over major world affairs; [they] are behind the scenes in the major power cir­cles, in polit­i­cal, media, finan­cial, and bank­ing orga­ni­za­tions in the world…”

Such anti-Israel state­ments from top level Iran­ian offi­cials usu­ally inten­sify in the days before Jerusalem Day, a day of protest first started in 1979 by Aya­tol­lah Ruhol­lah Khome­ini against Israel. The day is held on the last Fri­day of Ramadan and is observed through­out the Mus­lim world.

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February 8, 2012 2

Attacker of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Welcomed in Iran

Dhia Al-Sawi, who gained pop­u­lar­ity in Egypt for his role in attack­ing the Israeli embassy in Cairo last year, attended a con­fer­ence in Tehran, Iran, under the patron­age of the Iran­ian leader Aya­tol­lah Khamenei. The con­fer­ence, held in the Iran­ian cap­i­tal last week, was billed as “The Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for Youth and the Islamic Awakening.” 
Rep­re­sent­ing the “Egypt­ian youth,” Al-Sawi deliv­ered a speech declar­ing that it was an honor to be involved in the attack on the “Zion­ist” embassy in Sep­tem­ber 2011. Assert­ing his sup­port for Hamas and Hezbol­lah and his oppo­si­tion to the State of Israel, Al-Sawi, stated “We are close to lib­er­at­ing Pales­tine. Just as we attacked the Zion­ist embassy in Cairo, a day will come, when we will lib­er­ate the pris­oner mosque of Al-Aqsa.”
Al-Sawi fur­ther called on Arab and Mus­lim nations to unite in sup­port of Iran’s nuclear pro­gram. “The Mus­lim nation and espe­cially the new Arab rev­o­lu­tions should line up to sup­port Iran’s right to pos­sess nuclear knowl­edge and tech­nol­ogy… If the Zio-American alliance and the West suc­ceed in this bat­tle, we will never obtain this technology.”
Al-Sawi’s speech con­cluded with a request that Khamenei pro­claim May 15, Israel’s Inde­pen­dence Day, as a day to cleanse the Arab and Islamic world of Zion­ist embassies and con­sulates and attack them. In response to his request, the crowd cheered and chanted, “Death to Israel.”
Hun­dreds of Islamist lead­ers from more than 73 coun­tries attended the con­fer­ence, accord­ing to a record­ing of the event.

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