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August 16, 2015 9:49 pm

Israeli Think Tank Says Iranian Desire to Destroy Jewish State is Part of Regime’s ‘Founding Vision’

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Ayatollah Khamenei. Photo: wiki commons.

Ayatollah Khamenei. Photo: wiki commons.

Israeli think tank, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, published a report on Sunday that extensively details Iran’s threats to destroy Israel.

In the report, the author, Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, calls Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei the “chief agitator for the extermination of Israel.” He says this position is a continuation of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s “founding vision” that “the eradication of Zionism is an inevitable precondition for redeeming contemporary Islam.”

According to the report, this fight to destroy the Jewish state has been an axiomatic directive of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the founding of the theocracy in 1979, which could never be “questioned or strayed from,” and was an “objective to be perpetually and actively pursued.”

Segall asserts that this enmity has filtered down through the ranks of the Tehran regime’s military, intellectual and political leadership, and is a centerpiece of touted moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s foreign policy just as much as it was for infamous former President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad.

The Iranian armed forces, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the IRGC’s Quds Force have declared their readiness to attempt to destroy Israel once the order is given, says Segall, and have thrown their weight behind international anti-Israel activities, terrorist attacks, and even conferences that deny the occurrence of the Holocaust.

This hostility towards Israel, he asserts, allows Iran to fulfill two main aspects of Khomeini’s ideology: exporting the worldview of the ruling mullahs by posing as a champion of the Palestinian cause, expanding its regional influence in the process, and ultimately gaining enough power to pose a significant threat to Israel.

Therefore, Segall concludes, Iran keeps fanning the flames of anti-Israel hatred through supplying terrorist organizations and organizing rallies like the International Quds Day rallies calling for Israel’s destruction.

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    There is only one question to ask, and to answer, and that is – is Iran pursuing nuclear development in order NOT to get the Bomb? All the rest follows…

  • Northern Eagle

    Death to the Ayatollahs. Slow and painful if possible. They are annihilationist anti-semites no different than Hitler. Problem is, US doesn’t fight wars to win anymore. Last one we won was WW2. It’s always a wimp out. We need to get medieval on these roaches. We need to execute every last one of the leadership in the public square. ISIS too.

    It’s the only thing radical Islamists understand.

    But right now the US is led by a Manchurian Candidate traitor who hates America, and all the ones behind him don’t have the will to do it either. We’ve surrendered.

  • zadimel

    Where are the remaining nine comments?

  • zadimel

    I am somewhat amused by the supreme leader’s objective to annihilate the Jewish State and slaughter Jews everywhere. At the same time, I am disheartened at the thought of Iran being at the receiving end of a defensive Israeli nuclear attack forced by an imminent, covert Iranian nuclear broadside. Meanwhile, continuing to fuel Iran’s lust for supplying arms and people to Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist groups, should provide the IDF, USA and others with the necessary rationale for eliminating such threats to the Jewish State, although Israel could alone finish this job.

  • Just a thought but maybe we should take this verse seriously.
    1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them,
    Nearly every news article relates to the peace and safety/security of one nation or another. Albeit, that particular prophecy applies to Israel when the ole beast (666) surrounds Jerusalem in 2016 and declares by their presence, there is peace and safety. They come in as a peace keeping force so you can well imagine the turmoil there will be until then.

  • Frank Adam

    JCPA are usually pretty accurate at insights and this one is on the lines of believe Hitler’s intentions published in Mein Kampf and speeches with the added caution that Hitler was disbelieved because he was seen as bit irrational and nutty before he took power.

    However we have now seen the Ayatollahs in office and no uncertain power for a generation and they are totally serious and RATIONAL within their perfect faith in their version of an Islamic World, so believe them.

    The only way to deal with this threat is to make sure that the Ayatollahs come to a sticky end from internal forces. Any outside force demolishing the Ayatollahs will be blamed as imposing itself on the will of the Iranian People in the same way that the anti- Mossadegh coup with CIA / MI6 backing queered the Shah’s pitch all his life.

  • marta mikey frid

    It is easy to do so much evil when the opposition to it is so weak. But it would offend our liberal sensitivities to accept this truism.

    • Max Mason

      The idea that the Mullahs end needs to be from within is faulty. No Mullahas from within or without will have the same result. another group of Oriental despots to run the country as they see fit. It could be just as well secular rationalists as religious fruit cakes. Waiting for something to happen is stupid and prolongs the ever increasing threat that they pose. It is a matter of time before they attack, better to use small medicine now that big medicine later. I’d urge smart Westerners with the capability to strike now and strike hard and with total disregard to collateral damage. There are so many “we must seem humane to prove to somebody that we are nice fellows” that now the west is committing sucide. How on in gods name did the West ever turn into such a bucket of weak and meek slime, is completely beyond me.

  • Yeshayahu Goldfeld

    Israel should resort to military preemptive measures not excluding atomic bombs to annihilate this regime and its supportive citizens .

    • Northern Eagle

      I agree. Nothing off the table. Althought nukes is a big step. Let’s see who the next President is and what they do. But somebody has to go Shock And Awe x 10 on Iran or they will attack us. Then we need an internal coup.

      The US is too hung up on international cooperation. The only rules here are survival and threat elimination. Everything else is a moral sellout.

  • Max Genghis Cohen

    Lest anyone view the ‘Supreme Leader’ as a political figure in Iran, be advised that Ali Khamenei speaks as if he believes himself to be the High Priest of all Islam. He is never seen to wear other than the highest robes when in public, and every word he utters carries, in his opinion, the approval of Allah. It is for this reason that Khamenei is a threat, not just to Israel, but also to every nation of the Middle East, and beyond.

  • Scott

    They will ask for their demise one too many times…it will then be accommodated.

  • George Jochnowitz

    The destruction of Israel has been the goal of Iran’s mullahs ever since Khomeini too power. Khomeini reversed the tradition of friendship with the Jewish people that had started with the death of Haman and continued until 1979, when Khomeini took power. Iran has never ever had any reason to oppose Israel. Iran’s leaders don’t like Palestinians, who are both Arabs [shudder] and Sunnis [horror]. Iran does not support a two-state solution; it merely has decided to oppose Israel’s existence. President Rafsanjani’s al-Quds speech of 2001 says that opposing Israel is more important than sparing the lives of Iranians and Muslims. This makes no sense.
    Iran has simply jumped on the bandwagon of leftists and rightists and Islamists who say: Hate Israel! Hate! Hate! Hate!
    There should be a way of informing Iran’s leaders that being anti-Israel is pointless. If Iran recognized Israel, nobody in the world would oppose the nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.
    Why can’t anybody understand that Iran has no quarrel with Israel?

  • enufizenuf

    Here’s a different vision for the iranium regime to contemplate: the power goes off, the military bases, missile installations and government buildings are all bombed to pieces, and their nuclear facilities are destroyed and rendered inaccessible to humans for the next 150 years.