Iran’s Leader Calls Israel a ‘Fake’ Nation, ‘Dirty Chapter’ in History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khamenei again resorted to open and blatant anti-Semitism when he called for the destruction of the Jewish state. 

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a “fake” nation in a “dirty chapter” of history.

The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were some of his most vitriolic against Israel, which Iran’s seeks to destroy.

Every four years since the early 1990s, Tehran has hosted a similar conference in support of the so-called Palestinian cause, assembling foreign guests and those who oppose Israel’s existence.

Speaking to the gathering, Khamenei said Israel was created by bringing Jews from other parts of the world to the Mideast region to settle in the land of the Palestinians in order to replace its “true entity.”

The creation of Israel is “one of the dirty chapters of history that will be closed, with the grace of God,” he threatened.

Khamenei Supports Terrorism Against Israel

The supreme leader, who has final say on all state matters in Iran, also urged all Muslims to support the Palestinians and “resistance” movements — a reference to anti-Israeli terrorist groups such as Hamas and Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group, which is one of Iran’s terror proxies. Iran has always been their staunch ally and supporter.

The “resistance movements should have all necessary instruments,” Khamenei added. He praised the fighters, alledging that they were succeeding in “preventing the domination of the Zionist regime in the entire region.”

Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that requires a “step by step” treatment, he said. In 2015, Khamenei predicted that Israel would not exist after 25 years.

Some 80 delegations, mainly from Islamic countries as well as pro-Palestinian activists, attended the two-day meeting. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and several government officials also attended the conference.

The venue was decorated with a large map of Israel covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which brought the Islamists to power, Iran has not recognized Israel. It supports anti-Israeli terror groups and has vowed on numerous occasions to obliterate the Jewish state.

In 2015 it was revealed that Khamenei was again promoting Israel’s destruction through the publication of a book called Palestine, consisting of 416 pages that describe a plan to wipe out the Jewish state.

Khamenei, described by a blurb about the book as “the flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem,” delivers one clear message in his work: Israel has no right to exist, and this is how it can be destroyed.

The Farsi words nabudi (annihilation),” imha (fading out) and zaval (elimination) underscore the book’s message.

By: AP and United with Israel Staff

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Source: United with Israel