MK Moses of UTJ Wishes Ahmadinejad Luck: ‘An open enemy is preferable”


menachem-eliezer-moses-smallKnesset Member Reb Menachem Eliezer Moses, chairman of Yahadus Hatorah-United Torah Judaism, wished success yesterday to the two camps battling in Iran following Friday’s disputed presidential elections. “What I have to say about everything happening in Iran, about the two sides which are fighting and hawking, is that none of them likes us, and I wish both sides success,” Reb Menachem Eliezer told the Knesset during an urgent meeting on the recent developments in the Islamic republic.”The fact that (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad was reelected for Iran’s presidency is something I may even be happy about,” he said.

Reb Menachem Eliezer explained that “we would rather have an open enemy of Israel who we know and are familiar with his stances and with how to deal with him, than a hidden enemy of Israel in the image of (Mir Hossein) Mousavi the reformist, who we don’t know yet and who hides behind a so-called pretense of progress, but we know he is no better than the first one, Ahmadinejad, in regards to Israel.”

Reb Menachem Eliezer quoted the posuk in Tehillim which states, “Hashem lee be’osroy, va’ani ereh besonoy – The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies” (Tehillim 118:7). According to Rabbi Moses, “There are those who interpret it as: Help me Hashem to see the enemies, to make them open and not hidden, and then I will know how to deal with them. Ahmadinejad was elected, and he is our open enemy.”

{Yair Israel}



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