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2 août 2015 7 02 /08 /août /2015 23:10

Attentat de Duma


- Des milliers de manifestants en Israël dénoncent la violence (Reuters)
https://fr.news.yahoo.com/des-milliers-manifestants-en-isra%C3%ABl-d%C3%A9noncent-la-violence-092753294.html
"Plusieurs milliers d'Israéliens ont manifesté samedi contre la violence, deux jours après l'agression à l'arme blanche de six personnes par un juif ultra-orthodoxe lors de la gay pride à Jérusalem et au lendemain de la mort d'un bébé palestinien. D'importants rassemblements ont été organisés à Jérusalem et à Tel Aviv et des manifestations plus modestes ont eu lieu dans tout le pays.
Cette agression, a dit le Premier ministre, Benjamin Netanyahu, à propos de la gay pride dans un message vidéo préenregistré à destination des manifestants, visait "tous nos enfants". "Ce qui s'est passé à Jérusalem va à l'encontre de l'esprit (du peuple) juif. (...) Il y a des extrêmes, des éléments meurtriers dans toute société et, c'est malheureusement vrai même parmi nous, mais une société et son Etat sont jugés sur la façon d'agir du public en général et de ses dirigeants (...) Nous continuerons à diriger notre pays contre la haine et l'homophobie", a déclaré le chef du gouvernement. [...]"
- Israël choqué après le meurtre d’un bébé palestinien (Tribune de Genève)
http://www.tdg.ch/monde/israel-choque-meurtre-bebe-palestinien/story/17342804
"Une onde de choc a traversé Israël à l’annonce de l’incendie criminel perpétré vendredi par des colons extrémistes juifs dans le village palestinien de Douma, en Cisjordanie occupée, qui a coûté la vie à Ali Dawabcheh, 18 mois, et très grièvement blessé ses parents ainsi que son frère âgé de 4 ans.
Parmi les premiers à réagir en direct à la radio publique, le chanteur populaire Yoram Gaon s’est écrié : «Tu ne tueras pas. Dieu a créé l’homme à son image ! […] J’ai honte !» C’est aussi ce qu’a déclaré Shimon Peres, ex-chef de l’Etat et Prix Nobel de la paix, samedi soir devant des milliers de manifestants rassemblés à Tel-Aviv pour scander «Non à la violence !» «Oui à la tolérance !» au surlendemain d’un sanglant attentat au poignard commis cette fois par un zélote juif orthodoxe durant la «Gay Pride» de Jérusalem et qui a coûté la vie à une adolescente. [...]"
- La société civile israélienne se rassemble contre les extrémistes juifs (iTélé, Vidéo 1mn16)
http://www.itele.fr/monde/video/la-societe-civile-israelienne-se-rassemble-contre-les-extremistes-juifs-132934
"La société civile israélienne a appelé au rassemblement samedi soir dans plusieurs grandes villes du pays. Plusieurs ONG seront présentes ainsi que des personnalités politiques, telles que le président Reuven Rivlin, à Jérusalem ou Shimon Peres à Tel Aviv. La manifestation était originalement prévue pour dénoncer l'attaque perpétrée jeudi par un juif ultra-orthodoxe lors de la gay-pride à Jérusalem qui a blessé six personnes. Mais le motif de ce rassemblement s'est élargi après le décès d'un bébé palestinien lors de l'incendie de sa maison [...]"
- Les hommages aux familles Banki et Dawabsha se multiplient (Times of Israel) - "Le leader du parti Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid, est arrivé en Cisjordanie pour prier pour la famille Dawabsha, victime d’une attaque terroriste près de Naplouse. Environ 200 Palestiniens et Israéliens sont présents. « Aucun Dieu ne veut la mort d’un bébé » a-t-il déclaré".
http://fr.timesofisrael.com/les-hommages-aux-familles-banki-et-dawabsha-se-multiplient/

- Israël veut durcir la répression contre les extrémistes juifs (AFP)
https://fr.news.yahoo.com/isra%C3%ABl-veut-durcir-r%C3%A9pression-contre-extr%C3%A9mistes-juifs-084229763.html
"Le ministre israélien de la Défense Moshé Yaalon a autorisé dimanche la détention administrative, mesure habituellement réservée aux Palestiniens, contre des extrémistes juifs, après l'incendie criminel qui a coûté vendredi la vie à un bébé palestinien. [...]
Pour tenter d'arrêter les auteurs de cet incendie, M. Yaalon a ordonné le recours à des détentions administratives, selon un porte-parole de la Défense. D'après les médias israéliens, cela pourrait donner aux enquêteurs le temps nécessaire pour réunir des preuves suffisantes afin de traduire en justice les suspects. [...]
"Le terrorisme juif doit être traité avec les mêmes moyens que le terrorisme arabe, y compris en utilisant les méthodes d'interrogatoire appropriées et des détentions administratives", a déclaré M. Yaalon, selon le porte-parole de la Défense. Il fait visiblement allusion à ce que les les autorités israéliennes appellent des "pressions physiques modérées", une méthode d'interrogatoire validée par la justice israélienne. [...]
La radio publique israélienne, citant des responsables de la sécurité, a affirmé qu'il était difficile d'infiltrer les petits groupes qui agissent sous le couvert du "prix à payer" car ils n'utilisent pas de téléphone cellulaire et restent muets durant leurs interrogatoires. [...]"
- Terrorisme juif : le cabinet israélien approuve la détention administrative (i24)
http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/israel/diplomatie-defense/80600-150802-israel-craint-une-escalade-de-la-violence-suite-aux-actes-terroristes-juifs

- Netanyahu critique Abbas après l’incendie à Duma (Times of Israel) - « Nous déplorons et condamnons ces meurtriers. Nous allons les poursuivre jusqu’à la fin. Eux, ils nomment des places aux noms d’assassins d’enfants. Cette distinction ne peut être floue ni dissimulée ».
http://fr.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-critique-abbas-apres-lincendie-a-duma/
"S’exprimant à la suite de l’incendie criminel en Cisjordanie dans lequel a péri un bébé palestinien, le Premier ministre Benjamin Netanyahu a fustigé dimanche Mahmoud Abbas, accusant le président de l’Autorité palestinienne de ne pas condamner les actes de terrorisme palestiniens.
En ouvrant la réunion hebdomadaire du cabinet, Netanyahu a comparé la condamnation rapide des responsables israéliens de l’attaque à ce qu’il a défini comme une réponse insuffisante de la part des responsables de l’AP après que des terroristes palestiniens ciblent des civils israéliens. « Nous déplorons et condamnons ces meurtriers. Nous allons les poursuivre jusqu’à la fin », a-t-il déclaré. « Eux, ils nomment des places aux noms d’assassins d’enfants. Cette distinction ne peut être floue ni dissimulée ». « Il est important de le dire même si nous formulons nos condamnations et sommes unis contre les criminels qui sont au sein de notre peuple », a ajouté Netanyahu.
Le Premier ministre a également déclaré qu’il y aurait une politique de «tolérance zéro» à l’égard de tels crimes en Israël, et a promis de punir les auteurs à la pleine mesure de la loi. « Nous avons récemment assisté à deux crimes odieux. Notre politique à l’égard de ces crimes est la tolérance zéro », a-t-il dit, se référant à la fois à la mort de l’enfant palestinien qu’à l’attaque au couteau lors de la Gay pride jeudi à Jérusalem. [...]"

- Analyse : "Prix à payer", les Israéliens vont en payer le prix, Ruti Sinai (i24)
http://www.i24news.tv/fr/opinions/80488-150801-analyse-prix-a-payer-les-israeliens-vont-en-payer-le-prix
"La vision d’un Premier ministre israélien entouré de gardes du corps entrer dans une unité des soins intensifs d’un hôpital est rarissime. Voir Benyamin Netanyahou au chevet d’un enfant palestinien brûlé est sans précédent. La visite du Premier ministre israélien à l’hôpital Sheba proche de Tel Aviv, quelques heures avant le début du Shabbat, reflète la profonde inquiétude de la droite israélienne au pouvoir suite à l’incendie criminel commis par des Juifs extrémistes qui a tué un bébé âgé de 18 mois en Cisjordanie et blessé gravement sa mère, son père et son frère.
“Je reviens à l’instant du chevet d’Ahmen Saed (Dawabcha) âgé de 4 ans”, a déclaré Netanyahou visiblement ébranlé, qui a transmis à la famille le numéro d’une personne à appeler si elle avait besoin de quoi que ce soit. “60% de son corps est brûlé. Nous faisons tout ce que nous pouvons pour sauver ce jeune garçon.” “Il s’agit d’une attaque terroriste à tous égards”, a affirmé le Premier ministre.
La nomenklatura israélienne qualifie rarement les attaques juives contre les Palestiniens d’actes de terrorisme. Ce terme est presque exclusivement utilisé pour les attaques de Palestiniens contre des Israéliens. Pourtant, cette fois-ci, l’armée s’est empressée d’utiliser ce terme, marquant le ton pour le reste de la classe dirigeante.
“C’est un crime, et nous le qualifions d’attaque terroriste”, a confirmé le porte-parole de l’armée israélienne, le général de brigade Moti Almoz dans un communiqué. “Le terrorisme c’est le terrorisme”, a reconnu Naftali Bennett, le chef du parti de la droite nationaliste religieuse (Foyer juif). “Mettre le feu à une maison et tuer un bébé est un acte terroriste choquant et incompréhensible.”
Il ne fait aucun doute que la colère authentique et les condamnations de la droite israélienne sont sincères. Toutefois, ces réactions expriment également une peur des conséquences que cette attaque peut avoir pour Israël en général et pour les 300.000 habitants des implantations en Cisjordanie en particulier.
Etant donné les nombreuses attaques de Palestiniens contre des Juifs, les habitants des implantations et leurs représentants politiques, tels que Bennett et son parti, ont l’habitude d’utiliser le terrain moral. Ils sont en général les victimes, la partie lésée, les enfants, les femmes, les maris et les frères sont ceux qui sont tués et blessés. Cette fois-ci, ils l‘admettent eux-mêmes, ce sont les Juifs qui sont les terroristes. Leur propre chair, leur propre sang.
Cette réalité appelle la droite israélienne à un travail d’introspection. Le président israélien Reuven Rivlin, lui-même ténor du Likoud et favorable aux implantations juives en Cisjordanie, l’a déclaré clairement : “face à cette vague de terreur contre des innocents, à la perte de vies, à l’abandon des lois et de l’ordre, l’Etat d’Israël doit sérieusement se remettre en question”, a déclaré Rivlin qui, comme Netanyahou, s’est rendu au chevet du garçon palestinien hospitalisé.
Cet appel à rendre des comptes au niveau moral a reçu l’écho par un des jeunes lions du Likoud, le ministre chargé de la sécurité publique Gilad Erdan. “Une nation dont les enfants ont été brûlés pendant la Shoah doit se poser des questions importantes si elle engendre des personnes capables de brûler d’autres êtres humains”, a affirmé Gilad Erdan. [...]
“A ma grande tristesse, il s’avère que nous avons été trop laxistes concernant le phénomène du terrorisme juif”, a admis le président Rivlin. “Peut-être n’avons-nous pas intégré que nous faisons face à un groupe idéologique déterminé et dangereux dont le but est la destruction des ponts fragiles que nous tentons de bâtir inlassablement”, a -t-il ajouté.
Outre les les conséquences internes, les réactions politiques à cet horrible incendie volontaire reflètent également les graves inquiétudes quant à ses répercussions à l’étranger. [...]"

- Un jour honteux pour Israël, David Horovitz (Times of Israel) - "Il devrait être inutile de dire que le crime odieux qui s’est produit, s’il a bien été commis par des Juifs, nous entache tous".
http://fr.timesofisrael.com/un-jour-honteux-pour-israel/
"Si, comme cela semble très probablement être le cas, ce sont des terroristes juifs qui ont brûlé la maison de Dawabsha à Duma, tuant le petit Ali, âgé de 18 mois, et laissant le reste de sa famille au seuil de la mort, alors l’attaque place Israël à la croisée des chemins.
Peu de choses, dans cette région sanglante, disposent encore du pouvoir de choquer. Pas quand de larges foules en Iran demandent la Mort d’Israël et la Mort de l’Amérique, pas quand l’Etat islamique décapite ses adversaires. Pas quand Israël est confronté à des décennies de guerre conventionnelle, de massaces terroristes et de tirs de barrages de roquettes continus. Et pas quand nous avons connu des actes terribles de terrorisme juif, y compris le massacre par Baruch Goldstein de Palestiniens en prière à la Cave de Hébron des Patriarches en 1994, le meurtre l’été dernier du jeune de 16 ans de Jérusalem-Est Muhammed Abu Khdeir brûlé vif.
Mais s’il s’agit bien de terrorisme juif qui a frappé, et les graffiti en hébreu sur la scène de cet horrible crime semblent ne laisser que peu de place au doute, alors nous les Juifs israéliens avons certainement besoin d’être choqués. Choqués par notre relative indifférence face à l’accumulation de crimes de haine, commis par des terroristes vengeurs pro implantations qui ne s’arrêtent évidemment devant rien et ne respectent aucune loi.
« Nous avons été laxistes pour traiter le terrorisme juif », a déclaré vendredi le président Reuven Rivlin, et il avait raison. Des attaques, des crimes de hainte, des actes de terrorisme juif, appelez-les comme vous voudrez, les autorités d’Israël ont échoué à les empêcher, et ont largement échoué à appréhender ceux qui en étaient responsables. Une condamnation à travers tout l’éventail politique n’est pas suffisante. Israël a besoin d’agir, d’attraper ceux qui ont lancé le cocktail Molotov sur la maison de la famille Dawabsha et les groupes qui ont commis des dizaines d’autres attaques, et travailler beaucoup plus dur pour empêcher de tels crimes à l’avenir. [...]
Cela nécessite une réponse dépassant la simple question du droit, une réponse de la part des dirigeants spirituels, des dirigeants éducatifs, dans le monde d’où ces extrémistes émergent. Les extrémistes pervertissant le judaïsme, préférant la terre à la vie, choisissant le racisme, la haine et la violence, doivent être traités d’un point de vue pratique et idéologique.
A nouveau, une condamnation, même si elle est sincère, n’est tout simplement pas suffisante. La condamnation ne va pas empêcher la prochaine attaque. La condamnation ne va pas arrêter le développement d’un mode de pensée et d’action vicieux et intenable. Il devrait être inutile de dire que le crime odieux qui s’est produit, s’il a bien été commis par des Juifs, nous entache tous. C’est une insulte à notre foi. Cela encourage aussi nos ennemis.
Cela dérange, embarrasse et finit par éloigner nos amis. Cela fait du tort à nos liens historiques au foyer juif, à notre droit à nous épanouir comme un Etat juif qui se construit autour d’un judaïsme humain et méritant le respect et le soutien. Tout cela devrait être inutile à dire, mais visiblement, alors qu’Ali Dawabsha est enterré, et que les docteurs d’Israël essaient de sauver le reste de la famille, c’est vraiment nécessaire de le dire. Nous devrions être choqués aujourd’hui par la dernière preuve écoeurant de la brutalité en nous. Pourtant, alors que le choc se propage, nous ferions mieux de nous assurer que nous agissons pour empêcher ce type d’attaques et pire.
A son crédit, l’homme en charge de la Sécurité publique d’Israël, Gilad Erdan, a exprimé très clairement les choses vendredi. « Une nation dont les enfants ont été brûlés dans l’Holocauste a beaucoup de leçons à apprendre », a déclaré le ministre vendredi matin alors qu’une majorité de notre nation était plongée dans la nausée et le désespoir en apprenant la nouvelle au réveil. « Les signes indiquent que cette attaque a été menée par des Juifs. Une nation dont les enfants ont été brûlés dans l’Holocauste doit faire beaucoup d’introspection si elle a élevé des gens qui brûlent d’autres êtres humains ».
Mais pas seulement des leçons et de l’introspection. De l’action."

- UNICEF is selective in its condemnation of murders (Elder of Ziyon) - "UNICEF never condemned the murder of Yehuda Shoham, a five month old American-Israeli murdered by a Palestinian Arab throwing a stone that smashed through a car windshield and crushed his skull. UNICEF never condemned the murder of Shalhevet Pass, a ten-month old girl who was murdered by a sniper who aimed at her as she was sitting in her stroller. UNICEF never condemned the murder of Hadas Fogel, a three month old who was decapitated by depraved Palestinian Arabs who also murdered her 11-year old and 4-year old brothers and their parents. As horrific as the incident last week was, there is no evidence that the arsonist intended to kill. But in these cases, and countless others, Israeli infants were murdered in cold blood".
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.fr/2015/08/unicef-is-selective-in-its-condemnation.html

- Recent Jewish Fatalities from Arab Terror: Hello, Mainstream Media?, Rachel Molschky (Jews Down Under) - "This attack is horrific. There is no denying it. The issue here is the double standard. Why so much news on this attack and nothing on Arab attacks against Jews?"
http://jewsdownunder.com/2015/08/01/recent-jewish-fatalities-from-arab-terror-hello-mainstream-media/
"Jewish terrorism is practically nonexistent. It is so rare, that if it happens it’s difficult to believe. Supposedly Jewish “extremists” have attacked an Arab house, resulting in the death of a toddler, and it’s made headline news all over the mainstream media. Naturally, Jews everywhere are condemning the attack because unlike Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders who applaud the murder of Jews, handing out candy, naming schools, streets and plazas after terrorists, justifying the savagery, actually paying terrorists and inciting more violence, Jews do not condone terrorism.
This attack is horrific. There is no denying it.
The issue here is the double standard. Why so much news on this attack and nothing on Arab attacks against Jews?
So far, four Israelis have died this year due to Arab terrorism. These are four deaths in addition to the countless wounded in various attacks. Does the world know this? It is information you have to search for. Sure, Israeli newspapers and Jewish sites reported on their deaths, but where was the mainstream media? I saw no coverage of any of these attacks in the regular American news sites I visit. If they won’t report on them, I will. [...]"

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Israël

- Nouveaux heurts à Jérusalem (AFP) - "Ce [dimanche] matin, des dizaines de musulmans brandissant du photos du bébé mort, dont de nombreuses femmes, se pressaient devant plusieurs portes de l'esplanade des Mosquées, derrière des barrières installées par la police israélienne qui les empêchait d'y entrer. La police a évoqué "des jeunes masqués retranchés dans la mosquée al-Aqsa", située sur l'esplanade, jetant "des pierres sur les policiers", mais a assuré qu'elle était parvenue à mettre fin aux heurts".
http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2015/08/02/97001-20150802FILWWW00038-nouveaux-heurts-a-jerusalem.php

- Jewish doctors “manufacture and spread diseases” according to Islamic lesson in Al-Aqsa Mosque (PMW) - vidéo ici.
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=15353
"Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, who teaches Islam twice a week in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple Mount in Jerusalem, taught in his most recent class that Jews own 95% of the pharmaceutical industry and therefore train doctors to create new diseases in order to increase profits for the industry: “Many diseases were created in labs - viruses created by doctors who were bought, trained and taught by the Rothschild family, the Freemasons, the Zionists, or the Jews to create and spread disease so they will be able to sell medicine for it.” He also claimed that the world's wealth is controlled by the Jews, specifically the Rothschild family who he claims own 50% of the world’s wealth as well as the entire World Bank. [...]"

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Gaza & Hamas

- Israël : 2 roquettes tirées depuis Gaza explosent près de la frontière (i24) - "Deux roquettes tirées depuis la bande de Gaza samedi soir ont explosé en Israël près de la barrière de sécurité, ne faisant aucun blessé ni dommage".
http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/israel/diplomatie-defense/80583-150802-israel-2-roquettes-lancees-a-partir-de-gaza-atterrissent-pres-de-la-frontiere

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Judée-Samarie

- Dozens of West Bank settlers treated for smoke inhalation after suspected arson by Palestinians (JP)
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Dozens-of-West-Bank-settlers-treated-for-smoke-inhalation-after-suspected-arson-by-Palestinians-410771
"Israeli settlers in Judea and Samaria are reporting a number of cases of violent disturbances and suspected arson on Friday as the region endures the tense aftermath of what authorities are calling a terrorist attack against a Palestinian family that left a toddler dead.
Dozens of settlers in the southern Hebron Hills community of Beit Hagai were evacuated from their homes after suffering from smoke inhalation sustained as a result of a brush fire that is believed to have been set by local Palestinians. In total, 30 people were given treatment. Fire crews worked to bring the blaze, which crept up dangerously close to the settlers' homes, under control. Three people were evacuated by an ambulance, while the other victims, including a Palestinian passerby who sought to help douse the blaze, suffered light injuries.
Israelis living in the settlement of Yitzhar also reported on Friday that suspected Palestinian arsonists set fire to the southern slopes of the hilltop outpost. Jewish motorists throughout the West Bank are also reporting rock-throwing by Palestinians."

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"Processus de paix"

- Palestinians try to hijack refugee conference for their own purposes (Elder of Ziyon) - "Millions of real refugees in danger of starvation, urgently asking the world for money to help feed them, while the UNHCR tries to feed and resettle them. And then came the Palestinian Arabs asking for handouts for their fake refugees"; "The world cannot pay the $14 per person per month for food for real refugees in Jordan, and the Palestinian Arabs come in and demand money for schools for Jordanian kids, with Jordanian citizenship, that are utterly unnecessary because the children can and should attend Jordanian schools - but UNRWA insists on keeping its "refugee camps" and schools in Jordan for people who are not refugees by any sane definition".
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.fr/2015/08/palestinians-try-to-hijack-refugee.html


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Monde arabe

- Yémen : La guerre a fait près de 4 000 morts en quatre mois (iTélé) - "En quatre mois, la guerre a fait près de 4 000 morts, dont la moitié sont des civils, et plus d'un demi-million de déplacés. Les Nations Unies qualifient la situation humanitaire de "catastrophique" mais les négociations sont au point mort". C'est environ deux fois le bilan du conflit à Gaza de l'été dernier. Et la situation humanitaire yéménite est bien pire.
http://www.itele.fr/live/yemen-la-guerre-a-fait-pres-de-4-000-morts-en-quatre-mois-172

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Iran

- Iran : le Guide suprême publie un livre appelant à la destruction d'Israël (i24)
http://www.i24news.tv/fr/actu/international/moyen-orient/80683-150802-iran-le-guide-supreme-publie-un-livre-appelant-a-la-destruction-d-israel
"Selon un article publié samedi par le New York Post, l'ayatollah Ali Khamenei, guide suprême de la République islamique d'Iran explique dans son nouveau livre "Palestine" pourquoi Israël doit être effacé et de quelle manière. "La solution est un seul Etat", affirme-t-il, et "cet Etat s'appelle la Palestine".
Il écrit que ce "mécanisme pratique et logique" permettrait d'avoir Israël sous la loi islamique avec certains Juifs autorisés à rester en tant que "minorité protégée", mais seulement après avoir prouvé des "racines authentiques". Il prône un apartheid strict contre les Juifs, précisant qu'ils ne seraient pas autorisés à voter dans un futur Etat musulman alors que les Arabes jouiraient de pleins droits. Khamenei insiste que ce plan favoriserait l'"hégémonie de l'Iran" tout en éliminant "l'hégémonie occidentale" du Moyen-Orient.
Khamenei, qui est décrit dans le livre comme "le porte-drapeau du djihad pour libérer Jérusalem", écrit que ses idées ne sont pas antisémites, mais islamiques et fondées sur des "principes islamiques bien établis". Pour Khamenei Israël comme un Adou [ennemi], doshman [l'ennemi] et une "tumeur cancéreuse" pour plusieurs raisons, dont la première est d'être un "allié du Grand Satan américain". Israël est aussi un ennemi car il "occupe" Jérusalem qu'il appelle la "troisième ville sainte de l'Islam". [...]"
- The Ayatollah's Plan for Israel and Palestine, Amir Taheri (Gatestone Institute) - "Khamenei describes Israel as "a cancerous tumor" whose elimination would mean that "the West's hegemony and threats will be discredited" in the Middle East. In its place, he boasts, "the hegemony of Iran will be promoted"."
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6263/khamenei-israel-palestine
""The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem." This is how the blurb of "Palestine," a new book, published by Islamic Revolution Editions last week in Tehran, identifies the author. The author is "Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Husseini Khamenei," the "Supreme Guide" of the Islamic Republic in Iran, a man whose fatwa has been recognized by U.S. President Barack Obama as having the force of law. Edited by Saeed Solh-Mirzai, the 416-page book has received approval from Khamenei's office and is thus the most authoritative document regarding his position on the issue.
Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state. He uses three words. One is "nabudi" which means "annihilation". The other is "imha" which means "fading out," and, finally, there is "zaval" meaning "effacement."
Khamenei claims that his strategy for the destruction of Israel is not based on anti-Semitism, which he describes as a European phenomenon. His position is based on "well-established Islamic principles", he claims. One such is that a land that falls under Muslim rule, even briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims. What matters in Islam is control of a land's government, even if the majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.
Khomeinists are not alone in this belief. Dozens of maps circulate in the Muslim world, showing the extent of Muslim territories lost to the infidel that must be recovered. These include large parts of Russia and Europe, almost a third of China, the whole of India and parts of the Philippines and Thailand.
However, according to Khamenei, Israel, which he labels as "adou" and "doshman," meaning "enemy" and "foe," is a special case for three reasons. The first is that it is a loyal "ally of the American Great Satan" and a key element in its "evil scheme" to dominate "the heartland of the Ummah." The second reason is that Israel has waged war on Muslims on a number of occasions, thus becoming a "hostile infidel" ("kaffir al-harbi"). Finally, Israel is a special case because it occupies Jerusalem, which Khamenei describes as "Islam's third Holy City." He intimates that one of his "most cherished wishes" is to one day pray in Jerusalem.
Khamenei insist that he is not recommending "classical wars" to wipe Israel off the map. Nor does he want to "massacre the Jews." What he recommends is a long period of low-intensity warfare designed to make life unpleasant if not impossible for a majority of Israeli Jews so that they leave the country. His calculation is based on the assumption that large numbers of Israelis have dual-nationality and would prefer emigration to the United States or Europe to daily threats of death.
Khamenei makes no reference to Iran's nuclear program. But the subtext is that a nuclear-armed Iran would make Israel think twice before trying to counter Khamenei's strategy by taking military action against the Islamic Republic. In Khamenei's analysis, once the cost of staying in Israel has become too high for many Jews, Western powers, notably the U.S., which has supported the Jewish state for decades, might decide that the cost of doing so is higher than possible benefits. [...]
Khamenei counts on what he sees as "Israel fatigue." The international community would start looking for what he calls "a practical and logical mechanism" to end the old conflict. Khamenei's "practical and logical mechanism" excludes the two-state formula in any form. "The solution is a one-state formula," he declares. That state, to be called Palestine, would be under Muslim rule but would allow non-Muslims, including some Israeli Jews who could prove "genuine roots" in the region, to stay as "protected minorities."
Under Khamenei's scheme, Israel plus the West Bank and Gaza would revert to the United Nations' mandate for a brief period during which a referendum would be held to create the new state of Palestine. All Palestinians and their descendants, wherever they are, would be able to vote, while Jews "who have come from other places" would be excluded.
Khamenei does not mention any figures for possible voters in his dream referendum. But studies by the Foreign Ministry in Tehran suggest that at least eight million Palestinians across the globe would be able to vote, against 2.2 million Jews "acceptable" as future second-class citizens of the new Palestine. Thus, the "Supreme Guide" is certain of the results of his proposed referendum. He does not make clear whether the Kingdom of Jordan, which is located in 80 percent of historic Palestine, would be included in his one-state scheme. However, a majority of Jordanians, who are of Palestinian extraction, would be able to vote in the referendum and, logically, become citizens of the new Palestine.
Khamenei boasts about the success of his plans to make life impossible for Israelis through terror attacks from Lebanon and Gaza. His latest scheme is to recruit "fighters" in the West Bank to set-up Hezbollah-style units. "We have intervened in anti-Israel matters, and it brought victory in the 33-day war by Hezbollah against Israel in 2006 and in the 22-day war between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip," he boasts.
Khamenei describes Israel as "a cancerous tumor" whose elimination would mean that "the West's hegemony and threats will be discredited" in the Middle East. In its place, he boasts, "the hegemony of Iran will be promoted."
Khamenei's book also deals with the Holocaust, which he regards either as "a propaganda ploy" or a disputed claim. "If there was such a thing," he writes, "we don't know why it happened and how." Khamenei has been in contact with professional Holocaust deniers since the 1990s. In 2000, he invited Swiss Holocaust-denier Jürgen Graf to Tehran and received him in private audiences. French Holocaust-denier Roger Garaudy, a Stalinist who converted to Islam, was also feted in Tehran as "Europe's' greatest living philosopher." It was with Khamenei's support that former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set up a "Holocaust-research center" led by Muhammad-Ali Ramin, an Iranian functionary with links to German neo-Nazis who also organized annual "End of Israel" seminars.
Despite efforts to disguise his hatred of Israel in Islamic terms, the book makes it clear that Khamenei is more influenced by Western-style anti-Semitism than by classical Islam's checkered relations with Jews. His argument about territories becoming "irrevocably Islamic" does not wash, if only because of its inconsistency. He has nothing to say about vast chunks of former Islamic territory, including some that belonged to Iran for millennia, now under Russian rule. Nor is he ready to embark on Jihad to drive the Chinese out of Xinjiang, a Muslim khanate until the late 1940s. Israel, which in terms of territory accounts for one per cent of Saudi Arabia, is a very small fry. [...]"

- Iran says it will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections (Times of Israel) - "“American and Canadian inspectors cannot be sent to Iran,” said Araghchi. “It is mentioned in the deal that inspectors should be from countries that have diplomatic relations with Islamic republic of Iran.” He also said inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency will not have access to “sensitive and military documents”."
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-it-will-ban-us-experts-from-un-nuclear-inspections/

- The ‘Truth’ About The Iran Deal, Aaron David Miller (vice president of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a former U.S. Middle East negotiator) - "make no mistake, Iran got the better part of the deal. In exchange for a nuclear weapon Iran doesn’t even possess, Tehran will reap billions in sanctions relief, new-found legitimacy in the international community and still be able to maintain a large enough nuclear infrastructure to remain a nuclear weapons threshold state".
http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/truth-about-iran-deal
"One thing that critics and defenders of the Iran nuclear agreement seem to have in common is the certainty, conviction and authority with which they present their views. It’s an historic breakthrough; no, it’s an historic catastrophe; it’s this agreement or war; and my favorite — this deal sucks; negotiations, more sanctions or threat of military force could have produced an infinitely superior one. The latter is simply unknowable. Indeed, it’s at times like these that I’m reminded of Tennyson’s wonderful quip that “there lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.” Here are five supposed verities that, well, may or not be true.
- The deal will stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
No it won’t. At best it’s an arms control agreement not a disarmament accord. And over time, some of its most important restrictions on core issues, such as advanced research on centrifuges and enrichment capacity, will end. The fact is Iran is already a nuclear weapons threshold state. And this accord will leave Tehran with an industrial-size nuclear infrastructure and the option to break out or even weaponize should it choose to do so. Will its leaders go that route? The decision that both U.S. and Israeli intelligence say they haven’t yet made is anyone’s guess.
- The U.S. got fleeced.
Yes and no. That was Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker’s colorful way of describing how the U.S. fared in the Iran talks. Iran clearly didn’t get everything it wanted, including immediate sanctions relief. And the Iranian nuclear program will be slower, smaller and more easily monitored for at least a decade. And that’s really no small accomplishment given where the Iranian nuclear program appeared to be headed. But make no mistake, Iran got the better part of the deal. In exchange for a nuclear weapon Iran doesn’t even possess, Tehran will reap billions in sanctions relief, new-found legitimacy in the international community and still be able to maintain a large enough nuclear infrastructure to remain a nuclear weapons threshold state. Mick Jagger was wrong. You really can get what you want. The U.S. got what it needed; Iran actually did get what it wanted.
- War was the only alternative to a deal.
Not so fast. Even if Congress should override a presidential veto, there’s no inexorable march to war. The United Nations Security Council resolution that the U.S. voted on could still be implemented even if U.S. oil and banking sanctions couldn’t be lifted. And Iran would reap significant political and economic benefits in such a move — blaming the U.S. and splitting the P5 + 1 (China, Russia, Britain, France, Germany). The Germans already have sent a trade delegation to Tehran. Nor is it a forgone conclusion that Iran would try to break out or sneak out to a bomb right now. What’s the point of inviting an Israeli or American attack? Better for Tehran to weigh its options and to see what it could gain by playing the political game.
- The agreement will over time produce a kinder and gentler Iran.
How much time do you have? Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, didn’t endorse this accord because he saw it as a way of compromising the Iranian revolution; on the contrary it was done to preserve it and maintain control. The Iranian public wanted economic relief, and unhappy, alienated and restless people are dangerous forces for authoritarian powers. China, the former Soviet Union and Vietnam are examples of states that could open up economically and still maintain tight control. Cuba may prove to be the same way. And that’s most likely the path Iran will follow too. Don’t expect an internal Persian spring in terms of loosening up on freedoms and respect for individual rights anytime soon. And that’s also the case for Iran’s support for its bad actor friends like Assad in Syria, Hezbollah and Iraqi Shia militias.
- There was a realistic and better alternative to this agreement.
We’ll simply never know for sure. Perhaps had a credible use of force been put on the table sooner and the Obama administration really challenged Iran’s regional policies in Syria and Lebanon, the Iranians would have been more pliant. But that would have required a much more risk-ready president when it came to the use of force and coalition partners who were also on board. At best both the Russians and the Chinese never saw the Iranian nuclear program in as dire terms as the U.S. did. And the Germans were eager to resume their trade ties with Iran as well. Israel was reluctant to use force on its own. And the Iranian regime would have continued on its resistance economy — pain notwithstanding — unless it could justify a good deal for itself. In a galaxy far away, a better deal might have been possible, but not here on planet Earth and not under these circumstances."

- How to Make Iran Keep its Word, Dennis Ross (Politico) - "While some may question whether we will act militarily, no one doubts that the Israelis will do so if the Iranians move toward a weapon. By transferring the MOP [massive ordinance penetrator] and the means to carry it during the life of the deal we would also signal we would support Israeli action if need be"; "we should not allow Iran to change the regional balance of power. We should begin contingency planning now with key Arab states and Israel to develop options to respond to a surge in Iranian material support for Hezbollah, Hamas, the Houthis and others".
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/iran-deal-enforcement-120786.html
"Dennis B. Ross (born November 26, 1948) is an American diplomat and author. He has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton" (Wikipedia)
"[...] No agreement that permits the Iranians after fifteen years to produce highly enriched uranium (HEU) and build as large a nuclear infrastructure as they want should leave us feeling comfortable. Yes, the agreement buys us fifteen years but, should Iran begin to produce HEU, the time needed to produce weapons grade fissile material would be reduced to nearly zero.
That vulnerability is undeniable. It could be addressed if our focus became one of deterring the Iranians from cheating. President Obama emphasizes that the agreement is based on verification not trust. But our catching Iran cheating is less important than the price they know they will pay if we catch them. Deterrence needs to apply not just for the life of the deal. It becomes even more important afterwards, because Iran will be a threshold nuclear state and potentially capable of confronting the world with a nuclear weapons fait accompli.
At that point, the price must be prohibitive to deter the Iranians from crossing that threshold. They must believe that a move toward weapons once they are a threshold state will trigger the use of force against them—anything less, is unlikely to deter them. They might well be prepared to pay the economic price, believing the world will gradually adjust to the reality of their having nuclear weapons and ease the sanctions over time.
Producing deterrence in fifteen years requires conditioning Iranians and the world to the reality that we will use force if they try to move from threshold to weapons status. It means establishing a pattern of behavior that convinces the Iranians that we mean what we say and will prevent any Iranian move toward a nuclear bomb.
Recall that the Iranians commit in the agreement not to “seek, develop, or acquire any nuclear weapons.” There is every reason for President Obama to declare that Iran live up to this commitment. Should it not, and we find it moving toward a weapon, we would take whatever means are necessary, including the use of force, to stop them from doing so. It is not enough to say all options are on the table. It is essential to say we will not permit Iran to become a nuclear weapon state and that if the agreement designed to prevent it fails to do so, we will act militarily to destroy the Iranian nuclear infrastructure.
To give our words greater credibility, we should transfer to Israel, at some point before year fifteen, the massive ordinance penetrator—the MOP—and the airplanes to carry it. Israel can’t set back the entirety of Iran’s nuclear program without the MOP, a mountain-buster designed to destroy Iran’s underground nuclear facility in Fordow. While some may question whether we will act militarily, no one doubts that the Israelis will do so if the Iranians move toward a weapon. By transferring the MOP and the means to carry it during the life of the deal we would also signal we would support Israeli action if need be.
In his testimony, Secretary of Energy Moniz stated that if the Iranians were to be “enriching to ninety percent, every alarm bell in the world would go off because there is no reason to do that.” President Obama should declare that he would regard producing highly enriched uranium as a trigger for the use of force and is confident that his successors will as well. Congress could then adopt a resolution or legislation endorsing this position.
Second, again with an eye toward enhancing deterrence, we should not allow Iran to change the regional balance of power. We should begin contingency planning now with key Arab states and Israel to develop options to respond to a surge in Iranian material support for Hezbollah, Hamas, the Houthis and others. President Obama has acknowledged Iran’s de-stabilizing behavior in the region and rightly asked critics of the deal to imagine how much worse it would be if it had nuclear weapons. The same logic applies to the lifting of the sanctions: If the Iranians can cause this much havoc in the region when they are under sanctions, imagine how much more they can do when they gain sanctions relief and have dramatically more resources available. The Iranians should know that a surge in spending on the Shiite militias will produce targeted sanctions on their de-stabilizing non-nuclear behavior. Congress could certainly produce legislation to this effect.
Third, Iran must know they will pay a price for any violations of the agreement, no matter how small. The deal cleverly uses snap-back sanctions, meaning that, if there is a significant breach, an affirmative vote in the UN Security Council is required to continue the suspension of sanctions. The US could veto that vote, and the sanctions would automatically resume. While the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] permits us to snap back only parts of the sanctions for lesser violations, the Iranians have declared in the same paragraph of the agreement that they would no longer implement their obligations if we acted on this provision. Are we really likely to do so if it promises to bring the whole agreement down?
I am told by those in the administration that President Obama recognized this potential problem and directed the Treasury Department to prepare lesser penalties for violations along the margins we might apply unilaterally. That makes great sense, but presently these have not been shared with the Europeans or the Iranians or the Congress. They should be to illustrate our determination to ensure that no matter how small the transgression, there will be a price. That will also help deterrence to take hold over time.
So long as we have no reason to believe that Iran’s behavior or fundamental aims are going to change, the JCPOA should be seen for what it is—an agreement that does, in fact, require Iran to defer its nuclear weapons option but not give it up. For proponents of the agreement, buying fifteen years is worth it and represents a dramatically better outcome than any available alternative. Their argument would be far more persuasive if the administration would take the steps—in word and deed—that would minimize the vulnerabilities of the deal."

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