NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Khamenei: U.S. is main enemy, ‘Zionist regime’ a close second
May 2, 2016 — The Times of Israel reports: “Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the United States is the Middle East’s main enemy, with the ‘Zionist regime’ a close second.
Speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Ramadan Abdullah, Khamenei said that looking at the turmoil in the region in a ‘macro’ sense, the US was clearly to blame, with Israel following closely behind. PIJ is an Islamist terrorist organization.
In comments carried by Iranian websites, some of which were then posted to Khamenei’s Twitter page, the Iranian leader unleashed a series of anti-US and anti-Israel remarks.
Khamenei, said Iran’s Mehr News agency, ‘reaffirmed that with this perspective in regional issues, Iran sees the United States as main enemy with the Zionist regime standing behind it. He pointed to extensive, unprecedented sanctions of US and its followers against the Islamic establishment in recent years and dubbed the objective of them as discouraging Iran from continuing its path; ‘but they failed to achieve their goals and will fail in future as well’.’…” (The Muslim clergyman Khamenei fulfills II Timothy 3:13: “…evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Results? Jesus the righteous Judge says to all such sinners in Matthew 24:33: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”)
Preacher on Palestinian Authority TV Leads Friday Prayer Calling For Genocide Of Jews, Atheists
April 26, 2016 — Breitbart.com reports: “A preacher on official Palestinian television gave a sermon on Friday in which he called on Allah to punish the ‘wicked Jews’ and kill the enemies of Islam until ‘the last one,’ including the atheists who help the Jews…
Below is the text as translated by the watchdog NGO, Palestinian Media Watch:
Allah, punish Your enemies, the enemies of religion, count their numbers and kill them to the last one, and bring them a black day. Allah, punish the wicked Jews, and those among the atheists who help them. Allah, we ask that You bestow upon us respect and honor by enabling us to repel them, and we ask You to save us from their evil…” (Strange is it not that an Islamic preacher after leading in prayer five different times on Friday’s Holy Day meeting calls for genocide which is “the deliberate and systematic destruction of racial, political, and cultural groups especially Jews and atheists who help the Jews. How different within Christianity. Jesus said: “…Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” – Matthew 5:44.)
Rouhani: We’ll defend Muslim countries against Israel
April 18, 2016 — Israel National News reports: “Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday vowed to defend Muslim countries against terrorism and Israel, The Associated Press reports.
Speaking during a National Army Day parade on Sunday, Rouhani praised Iran’s role in helping the Syrian and Iraqi governments roll back the Islamic State (ISIS) and said, ‘If tomorrow your capitals face danger from terrorism or Zionism, the power that will give you a positive answer is the Islamic Republic of Iran.’
The speech came at the same rally in which Iran paraded its new S-300 missile system which was purchased from Russia.
Rouhani emphasized that Iran’s military power was for defensive and deterrent purposes, and should not be seen as a threat to its neighbors…” (Rouhani, you will answer to the true God about your hatred for Israel – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” – Psalm 122:6.)