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Rabbi Elon: Do Not Think You'll Be Safe in the King's Palace

In a video speech released in conjunction with the Purim holiday, Rabbi Benny Elon warns that Grand Ayatolla Ali Khameini is modern Israel's Haman.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 3/21/2011, 1:24 PM / Last Update: 3/21/2011, 1:32 PM

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Equating Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Khameini with the famed genocidal anti-Semite, Haman of the Book of Esther, the Unity Coalition for Israel has released a video message from Former MK Rabbi Benny Elon for Purim. The video is intended to alert viewers to the the genocidal potential of a modern-day "Haman" scenario wherin the Jewish people are again theatened with annihalation from Persia (Iran).

Rabbi Elon's ominous message, "Do Not Imagine You'll be Safe in the King's Palace," derives its title from the words spoken by Mordechai to Esther when she balks at approaching her husband, Persia's then-emperor, unbidden to plead for the lives of her people .

In the video, Rabbi Elon argues the free world, especially Americans, need to confront the radical islamic ideologies of Jihad and Sharia Law, which could overtake the modern, industrial, technically advanced culture of the West if its citizens remain complacent in the face of dangerous international events. 

Purim celebrates the defeat of Haman by Mordecai and Esther and the delivery of the Jewish people from existential danger. According to Rabbi Elon, the modern day Haman, Ayatollah Khameini, is behind Iranian President Ahmadinejad's push for nuclear weapons and delivery platforms, and the targeting of Israel in Iranian rhetoric. Just as Haman of old, Rabbi Elon warns, today's Haman, Khameini, threatens the same genocide for the Jews and State of Israel.

Rabbi Elon, the former head of the National Union faction in Israel's Knesset, is Director of the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation (IIACF), which coordinates pro-Israel legislative committees in nineteen countries, including a large group of legislators in the US House of Representatives.

The video can be seen at the Unity Coalition for Israel website.