Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says all Muslims should mobilize their resources to uproot Zionism.  Ahmadinejad made the remarks at the 26th international conference on Islamic Unity, saying that the prime goal of Muslims should be to terminate Zionism. “The corrupt, uncultured and murderous Zionists are occupying and killing oppressed people. We should not sit idly by,” Ahmadinejad said. He also said that the only leader who can bring unity to the Muslim world is the prophet Mohammad.  “All differences among Muslims have roots in our misunderstanding of the Holy Quran and the guidelines of the prophet Mohammad,” he said. 

He criticized the management of the global economy by the U.S which he said aims to transfer the wealth of world nations into the pockets of certain governments. “Enemies of humanity claim to be advocates of freedom and democracy around the world but under such circumstances, they should not say that they advocate freedom of Muslims.” “They must call for liberation of all world nations as well as the U.S. people from the rein of Zionists,” said Ahmadinejad. For Zion’s Sake Ministries commented, “The Iranian president, who is notorious for his hateful comments against Jews and Israel, has several times denied the Holocaust occurred.” 

Last March he surpassed previous acts of chutzpah and told German television the Holocaust ‘was a colonialist plan that resulted from a lie’ that Israel exploits to suppress Palestinians.”  Ahmadinejad asserted that Jews “never were rulers of this land. They made a story named Holocaust, and the Palestinians have to pay the price for it.” Several months ago Ahmadinejad labelled Israel “the axis of unity of the world hegemonic powers.” The Iranian president went on to claim ”It has now been some 400 years that a Zionist clan has been ruling in world affairs.  In political, media, monetary and banking organizations in the world, they have been the decision makers.” 

The Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has also repeatedly expressed hope that Israel would be wiped off the map. Last summer Khamenei expressed confidence that the “Palestinians” will eventually retake control of their motherland. “The light of hope will shine on the Palestinian issue, and this Islamic land will certainly be returned to the Palestinian nation, and the superfluous and fake Zionist regime will disappear from the landscape of geography,” Khamenei said.

Source: Press TV



In January 2005, the European Coalition for Israel hosted the first Holocaust Remembrance Day event in the European Parliament (EP) to honour victims of the Holocaust.  Now the President of the EP, Martin Schulz, has announced that International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been declared an official EP event which will be commemorated in the European Parliament, regardless of who is president. The EP presidency rotates every five years, but has in later years been divided into two and half year periods. The last three presidents have been personally committed to honouring the victims of the Holocaust, but there are other elected members who are more critical.

“There is no room for anti-Semitism in the European Union” Schulz stated at the 9th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in the European Parliament. He added: There are those elected members, in national parliaments, as well as in the European Parliament, who call the Holocaust a myth or a detail of history, but they are a small minority. “The great majority of the elected members will not tolerate open denial of the Shoah. If that happens we will simply point them to the door”, he promised in his speech. Last year President Schulz announced that his first effort as president was to ban Holocaust denial in the European Parliament.

Whereas the President of the European Parliament focused on the rise of anti-Semitism and intolerance in Europe, the Jewish speakers  expressed their concern over the current nuclear threat to Israel. “We cannot tolerate the fact that a lunatic who denies the very existence of the Holocaust can acquire a nuclear bomb”, said Dr. Samuel Pisar, international lawyer, Holocaust survivor and Special Envoy to UNESCO. Pisar was making reference to the Iranian leader and infamous Holocaust denier, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Within one year, this dictator is expected to have nuclear capabilities”, warned Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress.

He went on to say that “this is neither 1933 (the rise to power of Hitler) nor 1942 (the year of the Wannsee Conference) but 1929 – the year of the Great Depression. “When people are facing financial uncertainty, they start looking for scapegoats”, Pisar said. However, Schulz seemed more optimistic. “This is 2013, and the difference is that we now have European institutions which are committed to safeguarding the fundamental values of tolerance, dignity and respect. The great majority will not accept anti-Semitism.”  

Source: European Coalition for Israel



It is rare these days to hear outright statements of support for Israel from the upper echelons of British politics. It is even more rare to hear such statements from British Muslims. However recently, support for Israel was voiced from both quarters, in the form of one man: Conservative MP Sajid Javid. Javid, along with a number of other Conservative MPs, was asked to attend and speak at the Conservative Friends of Israel “business lunch”, one of the main pro-Israel annual political events in Britain. Javid, a Muslim, stole the show by telling his audience that were he to move his family to the Middle East today, Israel would be the only country he would consider.

Israel “is the only country in the region that shares the same democratic values as Britain,” said Javid. “Israel is the only free country in the Middle East.” Even for Muslims. Javid continued by pointing out that while Britain has a long and proud history. “We are mere beginners compared to Israel,” he said, “a nation that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, with the same religion, and the same language as it did 3,000 years ago. Now that’s what I call longevity!”

Source: Israel Today