The UK Foreign Secretary has condemned the Iranian regime’s latest use of anti-Semitism against Israel.
The statement by Dominic Raab took aim at anti-Semitic declarations made by Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week in which the Iranian leader used Nazi imagery to threaten Israel with destruction.
“There is no excuse for the anti-Semitic language in statements from Iran’s leadership,” the Foreign Secretary rebuked in a Tweet, “Israel has an undeniable right to peace and security, and denying it hurts all the people of the region.”
There is no excuse for the anti-Semitic language in statements from Iran's leadership. Israel has an undeniable right to peace and security, and denying it hurts all the people of the region.
— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) May 23, 2020
The anti-Semitic image that Khamenei shared on Twitter read, “Palestine will be free. The final solution. Resistance is referendum.” The ‘final solution’ refers to the plan by the Nazis to eradicate the Jewish people and lead to the mass extermination of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
The poster also showed a conquered Jerusalem with Palestinian and Hezbollah flags flying over iconic parts of the city.
On Sunday, Khamenei tried again to justify his wish to destroy a democratic state, by tweeting a bizarre statement that attempted to distinguish between destroying Israel without destroying Jewish people. The tweet read, “The enemies misinterpret the Islamic Republic’s idea of “eliminating Israel”. Eliminating Israel does not mean eliminating Jewish people. We are not #Antisemitic; Jews live in peace in Iran. Eliminating Israel represents elimination of the imposed Zionist regime.”
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