Saturday, October 4, 2014

Khamenei Calls For Muslim Unity For Israel's 'Annihilation', EU Threatens Israel Over Construction

Khamenei Calls For Muslim Unity For Israel's 'Annihilation'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its "annihilation."

The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Muslim holidaycelebrating Abraham's "sacrifice of Ishmael" in an appropriation of the original Torah story, and like his speech for Eid al-Fitr in July was replete with unfounded barbs hurled against the Jewish state.

"The conspiring enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a civil strife among Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad and to secure the Zionist regime and the servants of Arrogance (America - ed.) – who are the real enemies," said Khamenei referencing the bloody conflicts rocking the Muslim world.

Calling for Muslim unity against Israel, the same Friday that Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Ra'am-Ta'al) called for the establishment of the "United Islamic States" and bashed Israel as being "crueler than ISIS (Islamic State)."

Khamenei likewise accused Israel of having "no limit or boundaries regarding viciousness, cruelty, and trampling underfoot all human standards and ethnics. Crimes, genocide, mass destruction, the killing ofchildren, women and the homeless...they take pride in."

The statement is ironic given Iran's horrific human rights history; just this Monday it was reported that an Iranian psychologist was executed for "heresy" after eight years in prison, and on Wednesday Iran was to execute a woman who defended herself from rape.
Khamenei continued "contrary to the idiotic dreams of power and stability for this regime that the filthy officials of the Zionist regime dream, day-by-day this regime has moved closer to implosion and annihilation."

In response, Khamenei called for the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorist groups in Gaza to "reinvigorate their endeavor, determination and resolve...Muslim nations should require their governments to lend real and serious support to Palestine."
Iran supplied Hamas with rockets used in its recent terror war on Israel, and is continuing to develop its nuclear program even while engaged in nuclear talks with world powers.
Khamenei back in January publicly revealed that the negotiations with the US about Iran's nuclear program are merely a tactic to stall international pressure and gain time to continue nuclear development.

The European Union (EU) on Friday condemned Israel's plans to build 2,610 new homes in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, calling it "highly detrimental" to diplomatic efforts for Israeli-Palestinian peace, according to AFP.

Brussels called on Israel to "urgently reverse" actions leading to expansion in Jerusalem, which the Palestinian Authority (PA) hopes to claim as the capital of a future state, following a smear campaign against the project launched by extreme leftist group Peace Now. 
"This represents a further highly detrimental step that undermines prospects for a two-state solution and calls into question Israel's commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians," the EU's diplomatic service said.

The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week. 
The EU also condemned Israel for allowing Jews to move into buildings legally transferred from Arab to Jewish ownership in Silwan, a neighborhood close to the City of David historical site and the Western Wall. 

The EU took the opportunity to once again threaten Israel, saying that the "future of EU-Israel relations" depends on Israel's "commitment to peace." 
The bloc has threatened Israel multiple times to further its agenda in the Middle East, dangling unprecedented aid packages to both Jerusalem and Ramallah if a two-state solution is implemented. Despite this, it has denied threatening Israel - or promoting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement - on multiple occasions. 

The project has also drawn sharp criticism from France, as well as theUnited States, with President Barack Obama on Wednesday telling Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Washington's "deep concern" over the proposed development.
In response, Netanyahu issued a sharp rebuke, reportedly telling Obama during an in-person meeting to "check the facts" before issuing criticism.  

The harsh criticism flung by US President Barack Obama's administration against Israel this week for a building project in Jerusalem is only a sign of things to come, according to Attorney Yoram Sheftel.

The controversy came over a building project of 2,610 housing units in Givat Hamatos, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, which was in the works since 2012, and which Netanyahu accused far-left group Peace Now of reporting precisely now so as to scuttle his meeting with Obama.

Writing in his weekly Hebrew column for Arutz Sheva, Sheftel wrote "Obama doesn't want a nuclear Iran, but he wants an Iran that can enrich uranium and threaten Israel - it's one of the most hostile regimes for Israel that wants Iran to threaten us, because today we have no more bitter enemy in the western world than the United States."

After Netanyahu struck back at the White House's criticism of the housingplan that set the road for possible tenders in the Jewish neighborhood sometime in the future, telling Obama to "check the facts" before condemning, Obama's administration tersely fired back that it has the facts.

According to Sheftel, "soon they will come out with condemnations on construction in Tel Aviv. Peace Now are both traitors and slanderers that serve the US, all under the support of foreign governments. They turned the treachery industry into a financial business" he added, in a reference to the group's large foreign funding.
For the remaining two years of Obama's presidency, Sheftel called on Netanyahu not to meet with him.

"When you hear the blatant speech of the White House spokesperson about building in Givat Hamatos you understand how bad they are for the Jews, therefore this is a completely unnecessary meeting. Netanyahu could have found tens of thousands of reasons not to arrive at the White House," concluded Sheftel.

Following suit after the White House, France and the European Union(EU) also issued condemnation and threats against Israel for the construction project in Israel's capital.
In addition to the building project, America also condemned Israel for the legal purchase of apartment by dozens of Jewish families, who moved into eleven apartments in the Shiloach neighborhood (known as Silwan by local Arabs) in Jerusalem on Monday night.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest sparked rage on Wednesday by condemning that legal move as an "occupation."

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