Minister to Twitter: Suspend Khamenei's account

Strategic Affairs Minister writes to Twitter CEO, demands he suspend Iranian Supreme Leader's account over his anti-Israel posts.

Elad Benari ,


Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen (Blue and White) on Monday sent an official letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in which she demanded that he immediately suspend the account of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The request follows Khamenei’s tweets last week in which he encouraged, among other things, the implementation of a Nazi “Final Solution” against Israel.

"In recent days, hundreds of anti-Semitic tweets have been posted on Khamenei's account, producing de-legitimization and dehumanization of the State of Israel, comparing it to the coronavirus, inciting violence against it and expressing support for declared terrorist organizations," Farkash-Hacohen wrote in her letter.

"Among other things, Khamenei wrote that ‘some claim that the Zionist regime is a definite fact that the region must recognize. Today, COVID -19 is a definite fact. Do we have to come to terms with it or fight it?!’ Khamenei also called the ‘Zionist regime’ a ‘cancerous tumor’, called for armed violence against the State of Israel and its citizens and stated that he would support ‘any group or country that would oppose and fight’ it,” the Minister continued.

Farkash-Hacohen stressed, "Khamenei's many expressions of hatred have been condemned by world leaders, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell. Khamenei is using his Twitter account to promote hatred against the Jewish people and against the State of Israel.”

The Iranian Supreme Leader last week posted a tweet in which he threatened to implement the Nazi "Final Solution" against Israel.

After Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to those threats, Khamenei asserted that, in using the term “Final Solution”, he did not refer to Jews but rather only to the State of Israel.

On Friday, Khamenei was at it again, threatening that "the Zionist virus will not last long and the Zionist regime will not survive - and will be destroyed.”

Netanyahu later responded to Khamenei and said, "We say again - those who threaten Israel with extermination place themselves in similar danger.”