Rabbi Warns Iran’s Comments Are More Than Rhetoric


ahmadinejadIsrael’s existence is an “insult to all humanity,” Iran’s president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.”

“The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity,” Ahmadinejad said. He was addressing worshippers at Tehran University after nationwide pro-Palestinian rallies, an annual event marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

The comments are “reminiscent” of a letter written about the Jews and signed by Adolf Hitler in 1919, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Simon Wisenthal Center, says.

“Even though Ahmadinejad is attacking the state of Israel, we know what he means,” Rabbi Hier said.

Israel considers Iran an existential threat because of its nuclear and missile programs, support for radical anti-Israel groups on its borders and repeated references by Iranian leaders to Israel’s destruction.

Ahmadinejad himself has repeatedly made such calls, as has Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Rabbi Hier compares Ahmadinejad’s comments to the notion found in Hitler’s letter referencing the “removal of Jews all together.” “Twenty-two years later he implemented everything, and the same is true about Ahmadinejad,” Rabbi Hier said.

“We assume it’s only rhetoric, but we once paid a very high price for assuming Hitler was talking rhetoric,” he said.

The leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant Hezbollah, which has ties to Iran, says his group will transform the lives of millions of Israelis to “hell” if Israel attacks Lebanon.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says the group has a list of Israeli targets that it can hit with few rockets.

“We can transform the lives of millions of Zionists in occupied Palestine to a real hell,” he said.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a deadly, inconclusive monthlong war in 2006, when Hezbollah fired about 4,000 rockets at Israel.

Iran has denied allegations that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons, saying its nuclear program is peaceful and aimed at producing electricity and radioisotopes used to treat cancer patients.

Israel has been carrying on an increasingly public debate about whether to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel’s official position is to favor diplomatic and economic measures to persuade Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, but Israel insists that Iran must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders say “all options are on the table,” a clear reference to a military strike, if they determine that other measures have failed.

“You are not going to make a deal with the Iranians, not under their current leadership,” Rabbi Hier said.

Iran has warned it would hit back at Israel if it is attacked, also threatening to strike at American interests in the region.

Ahmadinejad called Israel “a corrupt, anti-human organized minority group standing up to all divine values.”

“Today, confronting the existence of the fabricated Zionist regime is in fact protecting the rights and dignity of all human beings,” said Ahmadinejad, with a black and white scarf many Palestinians wear around his neck.

Iran and Israel have been bitter enemies for decades. Khamenei has called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that must be wiped out.

“This is a threat to wipe out the state of Israel,” Rabbi Hier said. “We should take these people at their word.”

Tensions between Iran and Israel have intensified since 2005, when Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Israel will one day be “wiped off the map.”

But Rabbi Hier said he does not “subscribe at all with those who say this is a legitimate form of rhetoric.”

“The only way to stop what’s happening in Iran is for at least the United States and her allies to say, ‘How long are we going to sit by and take this threat?'” he said.

The Iranian president has also described the Holocaust, when 6 million Jews were killed by German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II, as a “myth.”

“Most intellectuals in 1939 and 1938 did not think Hitler was serious, they thought they knew better, but they didn’t know better, and we paid a dear price that we were not on the right side of history,” he said.

Source: FOX NEWS

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  1. I think they have the capablilities to take over the middle east. I think they do want to end the State of Israel.
    To live in Israel, one must either have trust in Heaven, ignorance, or stupidity.
    H’ should protect us all, where ever we all are.

  2. this is part of HASHEMS plan.
    build up the hatred of the muslims-i.e. Bnei Yishmael, the last ones to fight klal yisroel before mashiach comes & get even Israel’s best friend-the USA-to go against them, by putting it in the hands of a muslim Obama. & get iran (GOG) to act on its nuclear plan R”L & the rest of the world join them into BRINGING MILCHEMES gog u’magog upon klal yisroel towards bringing Mashiach.

    before mashiach comes jerusalem will be divided in half (not 75 & 25 etc…)
    check it out yourself in the book of zecharia the profit. this is one of the things Hashem told him would happen before mashiach comes.
    Many other tragic things will happen before mashiach comes. SEE FOR YOURSELF THROUGH THE ENTIRE BOOK OF ZECHARAIA HANAVI

    HASHEM said to Zecharia Hanavi that during the war before mashiach comes Israel will flee to the desert to get away from war. CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF & start facing truth i.e. time to start facing reality & not just ignore things when we read the news of the future. GET READY NOW best protection is a tehillim & bitachon & emunah (faith & trust) in Hashem.


  3. To comment #1,
    don’t think you’re any safer here in America. On the contrary the Chofetzchaim said quoting a passuk that in the times of milchemes gog umagog ‘tzion yihiyeh l’flata’ Eretz yirsoel will be the safest place for the Jews. Although we cannot see that now, we must belive in the words of the holy neviim for their words are always true!

  4. the same thing that happened then is happening now, the world ignores. Today we have EY, and they talk big and have done nothing to visibly to us to stop this man…