When the Iran deal was announced last month, US President Barack Obama said "it is possible to change" while referencing Iran's threats to "eradicate Israel," and called for a "different path" of "tolerance" from the Islamic regime.
But now, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book this week - on the topic of outwitting the US and destroying Israel.
The book, entitled "Palestine," is only available in Iran, the New York Post reported Saturday - but an Arabic translation is reportedly in the works. It lists Khamenei as "the flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem" - and justifies the eradication of the Jewish state not as "European" anti-Semitism, but as an outcropping of “well-established Islamic principles.”
One of these principles is the idea that land conquered by Muslims cannot ever be ceded to non-Muslims - a principle which, in Islamist ideology, justifies the takeover of any number of modern-day countries, spanning from Europe to China.
Khamenei places conquering the Jewish state at an even higher level, the Post says - as the “ally of the American Great Satan," for acts of war which brand it a "hostile infidel," and for "Judaizing" the Jewish holy city of Jerusalem, which Khamenei insists is "Islam's third holy city."
The dictator rejects the idea of a physical "massacre," as he puts it, instead advocating to drive the Jews out of Israel through an ongoing fear campaign. In Khamenei's logic, most Israeli Jews have dual nationality, and would prefer to emigrate to Europe or the US instead of face the possibility of a war with Iran - or another war via its proxies, including Hezbollah.
Internationally, he says, Israel will begin to suffer as the global community experiences "Israel fatigue," and decides that a relationship with the Jewish state is not worth their time.
Then, he promises a "one-state solution" - the State of Palestine, established by a UN mandate, wherein Israelis would have little to no rights - and people claiming "Palestinian heritage" could flood the region via a "Right of Return."
Arutz Sheva has reached out to the US State Department, the US embassy in Israel, and the White House asking for comment.