–“‘The very existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to humankind and an affront to all world nations,” the news agency’s English-language report on the speech quoted him as saying. “Confronting Zionists will also pave the way for saving the whole humankind from exploitation, depravity and misery.'” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Quds Day Address; 17 August 2012
–“Ahmadinejad said that a “horrible Zionist current” had been managing world affairs for “about 400 years.” Repeating traditional anti-Semitic slurs, the Iranian president accused “Zionists” of controlling the world’s media and financial systems…. ‘Quds Day is not merely a strategic solution for the Palestinian problem, as it is to be viewed as a key for solving the world problems,’ he said.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Speech to Ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of Quds Day, published on Ahmadinejad’s website on 2 August 2012
–He [Ahmadinejad] said Zionists, who think solely of power, wealth and dominance over others, have been inflicting very heavy damage and suffering on the whole humanity for over two thousand years especially during the past four centuries. Saying that the two world wars were designed by Zionists and carried out by the US to retain dominance on other countries, the president further noted that Zionists have been administrating affairs in the US since the very beginning of its establishment.” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Quds Day Address, 17 August 2012; IRNA – Islamic Republic News Agency
Maybe we need to send them a copy of Getting to Yes. They really need to learn negotiating skills.
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org
About the Author: Claire Berlinski, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, is a journalist, travel writer, biographer, and novelist who has lived in Istanbul since 2003. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters, which Newt Gingrich said "every American should read." A large sample of her writing can be found on her website, www.berlinski.com.
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