Of course, this argument depends on the revisionist claim that negates the historical connection of the Jewish people to present-day Israel, as the Qur’an claims Jesus, Moses, and Abraham as Muslims.
Ahmadinejad has also conveniently forgotten that in 1948, nearly one million Jews lived in Arab and Muslim lands, but were almost entirely expelled or forced to flee.
No one ever speaks of a “right of return” for the non-Muslims driven under terror from Muslim-controlled lands. “Ahmadinejad: Israelis should go back to original homes,” from the Jerusalem Post, October 3:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, the “Palestinians should go home,” and “those that were brought [to Israel]” should as well, AFP reported.
Ahmadinejad said that this program would provide a “simple solution” to the “Zionist regime” should it wish “to solve the issue.”
The Iranian president made the comments during a two-day International Conference on Palestine, attended by diplomats from more than 20 nations.
Earlier on Sunday, Ahmadinejad asked whether the Palestinian issue was an Arab issue or a problem between the Arab nations on the one side and some western countries on the other side, according to the IRNA news agency.
He then questioned whether it “was a problem between Arab nations on the one hand and some Jews who have occupied the Palestinian lands on the other.”
Ahmadinejad’s comments a day after Iran’s supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, came out against a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while speaking during at the conference.
Khamenei said that the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel amounts to a renouncement of the Palestinian rights, asserting that any solution to the conflict must be based on a principle of “the whole Palestine for all Palestinians,” PressTV reported.
Thus ends the report. But that could get awkward:
“˜We are the government of Palestine, the army of Palestine and the refugees of Palestine.” Prime Minister of Jordan, Hazza’ al-Majali, 23 August 1959
“˜Palestine and Transjordan are one.” King Abdullah, Arab League meeting in Cairo, 12 April 1948
“˜Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is one people and one land, with one history and one and the same fate.” Prince Hassan, brother of King Hussein, addressing the Jordanian National Assembly, 2 February 1970
“˜Jordan is not just another Arab state with regard to Palestine, but rather, Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan in terms of territory, national identity, sufferings, hopes and aspirations.” Jordanian Minister of Agriculture, 24 September 1980
‘The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan.’ King Hussein 1981