Op-Ed: Common Ground for Iran and Palestinian Arabs
Giulio MeottiThe writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. He is at work on a book about the Vatican and Israel.
Palestinians and Iranians want to "dissect Jewish flesh."
Tehran has just completed the construction of the bunker-mother of its diabolical nuclear program, Fordow, despite sanctions and international pressure.
In Fordow, built in a mountain near the Islamic holy site of Qom, the Iranians have installed 3,000 centrifuges which can enrich uranium to the military grade. The Islamic regime is on the verge of building the "bomb of Allah" with the nuclear program now officially steaming underground.
Fordow is like Peenemunde. In that tiny fishing village of two hundred inhabitants on the Baltic Sea, the Nazis concentrated facilities and technologies to produce lethal missiles. Like Fordow, Peenemunde was an underground bunker in which dozens of scientists and technicians were working under the command of Von Braun.
Iran’s Revolution is both motivated by the establishment of a universal Islamic regime and by a genocidal and annihilationist anti-Semitism. The Islamic ayatollahs will soon have enough enriched uranium to implement their “Final Solution of the Israeli question.”
Since October 25, 2005, when Teheran hosted an anti-Zionism conference, Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called for Israel to “be wiped off the face of the map,” the first in a series of speeches advocating the liquidation of the Jewish State. Ahmadinejad then warned Israeli Jews that their country “will one day vanish,” “will be gone, definitely” and that “they are nearing the last days of their lives".
Ahmadinejad, Rafsanjani, Khamenei and all the other Iranian leaders are calling for Israel’s destruction, they predict Israel’s destruction, they dehumanize the Israeli Jews, they accuse Israel of mass murder (a blood libel), they advocate the expulsion of Jews from the Middle East and they deny the Holocaust to facilitate the next one.
The Iranian leaders are saying that the Israelis “are like cattle, nay, more misguided.” They call the Jews “bloodthirsty barbarians,” “an insult to human dignity,” a “stinking corpse,” a “wild beast” and a “scarecrow.”
Like the Nazi weekly Der Stürmer portrayed Jews as “parasites” and “locusts,” or the Hutu propaganda in Rwanda against the Tutsis described them as “cockroaches,” the Iranian leaders call Israeli Jews “filthy” and “bacteria.”
Yahya Rahim Safavi, one of the founders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and now senior adviser to Supreme Leader Khamenei, called Israel “impure,” “unhygienic” and “contaminated.”
But are the Palestinian Arab leaders, who are going to attempt to get non-member state status at the United Nations, really different from Iran?
True, their means to inflict pain are more limited in scope. But they both share a Jew-free utopia. And the Palestinian Arabs, too, think they are gaining ground in their strategy to dismantle the Jewish State.
Like the Iranians, the Palestinian Arabs are trying to build a state ethnically cleansed of Jews, where "apostates" and “traitors” are stoned to death, where the Islamic code is the only rule of law and human bombs are commemorated in public squares.
As in Iran, scores of dissidents and opponents have been eliminated by all means in the Palestinian Authority areas. Like the Iranian reign of terror, the Palestinian Arab reign of terror is not for a “Palestinian Authority”, but for a 'State of Palestine' from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, made up of six million Palestinian Arab people living on the ruins of the old Jewish regime, a truncated Israel, without the old, real Jerusalem, beleaguered by Arab refugees, a dependency of the UN Security Council which exchanges security borders for a paper peace.
The Palestinian Arabs, for whom "armed struggle" is the crux of their identity, have already gained Area A in Judea and Samaria and the whole of Gaza.
Just as the Iranians have a revolutionary mission of cleansing the country, the Itamar massacre perpetrators see themselves as messengers of Allah sent to wipe out Jewish born and unborn babies.
But liberal, naïve commentators, among whom you find many "court Jews", are contesting the fact that these anti-Jewish leaders directly incite to commit genocide. By denying this Iranian willingness to commit another Holocaust of the Jewish people and the Palestinian Arab long term revolution, the Western commentators are becoming accomplices to the potential crime.
Being Jewish in the century of Hitler, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Palestinolatry means having a club membership that never expires.
In 1942, the Nazis gathered in a villa outside Berlin and adopted the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question.” Back then, anti-Semites wanted to make the world “Judenrein" - free of Jews.
In 2012, anti-Semites want to make the world “Judenstaatrein” - Free of a Jewish state.
For Islam's one billion people, the cities, skyscrapers, hospitals, cinemas, and schools on Israel's tiny sliver of land are merely real estate that will be restored to Islam once this malefic form is swept away. That's why in Ramallah, the same cruel wind is blowing as in Teheran. A wind which sounds of the same Western abandonment.
It's during the writing of "A New Shoah" that I understood why the Palestinian Arabs want their own state.
I met people whose words don't let me to live in peace ever since I met them.
In Netanya, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Hasharon Mall, “the gate of death.” An elderly woman was sitting on the pavement, her clothing and hair on fire. She was doing nothing, absolutely nothing. It was like she was in a trance.
That woman is the symbol of a country subjected to the most horrifying terrorist campaign in living memory.
And who remembers that man who tried to cover the corpses with a jacket, as if he wanted to protect what remained of them, of their broken dignity?
Who remembers the teenage boy, an immigrant from Georgia, who ran to the restaurant of the Sharon brothers after it was bombed for the second time?
He wanted to know who was responsible for collecting body parts. “I found some bits of flesh, who deals with flesh?”.
This is what the Palestinian Arabs and the Iranians both want: the sight of dismembered and dissected Jewish flesh.