Same message, different words

10.30.05

Iran’s president once again called for Israel’s destruction… only this time, he chose language sure to earn him loads of support among western nations:

“The only logical solution to solve the Palestinian issue is to hold free elections with the participation of Palestinians inside and outside the occupied territories and a recognition of the nation’s legitimacy,” he said after a meeting with Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

When Iran uses the term “occupied territories” it usually means not only the West Bank and Gaza but the whole of Israel, whose right to exist Iran does not recognize.

Ahmadinejad appeared to be calling for full democratic representation for Palestinian refugees and migrs anywhere.

This is just another variation of the “one-state solution” that people seeking Israel’s destruction call for. Their idea is to turn the Jews into a minority among voters, thus ensuring that a Palestinian government is elected in Israel that will create an Islamic state in the place of Israel and relegate the Jews to second-class citizenship.

But of course, “democracy for all” sounds so much more palatable. And this will surely give the EU, Russia, and other countries the “out” they’re looking for to avoid pressing for action against Iran.

Same sentiment, different words. But watch the reaction.

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1 Jonny 10.31.05 at 7:46 AM

This article comes from the Iranian english language press. It is quite an interesting analysis of the events.
Iran faces increased risk of isolation: analysts.

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