Yet in Washington and elsewhere the learned analysts still persist in believing that further land concessions from Israel will placate people who speak this way.
"Iranian cleric says Muslim unity will obliterate Israel," from PressTV, August 17 (thanks to Lachlan):
Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami says once unity is achieved in the Muslim world, the Zionist regime will disappear from the face of the world.
Ayatollah Khatami referred to the wave of the Islamic Awakening in the region, noting that the new development attests to the Muslim world’s might and potentials.
“In a period of one year of the Islamic Awakening, people entered the scene and brought down four dictators,” he underlined.
Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers Leader also stated that the Zionists only understand the language of force, adding that during more than 60 years since the occupation of Palestine, only people’s movements in the form of intifada have been fruitful, while negotiations have never been, and will never be effective in solving the issue of Palestine.
The senior cleric criticized certain Islamic states for serving Zionists in Israel by encouraging the Israeli regime in its invasions of Lebanon and Gaza during past years.
Further in his sermon, Ayatollah Khatami alluded to demonstrations held to mark the International Quds Day and praised the Iranian people’s massive turnout in the Friday rallies.
The late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, declared the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, during which Muslims across the world hold rallies to show their solidarity with Palestinians.