Game-changing US/Israel lies: Hamas and Iran demand Palestinian justice, not to ‘destroy Israel’

Americans receive rhetoric that Hamas threatens destruction of Israel, but without substantiation of this damning claim. This claim is often linked to Iran. In support of Israel’s war on Gaza, US Senate Resolution 498: “Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel…” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Consul General Aharoni demonize Hamas on US television repeatedly, emphasizing Hamas intent to destroy Israel.

Israeli leadership continuously claims that Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map.” You may recall US presidential candidate Mitt Romney claimed making the same claim, joining previous Bush Administration leadership, Obama, McCain, Sarah Palin, Vice President Joe Biden (with three video clips of total 5-minutes to see and hear for yourself), Mrs. ClintonRomney, Gingrich, Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, Huntsman (2-minute video to see and hear).

The Daily Caller repeats this claim as I write; without reference to Iran’s military calling for truce and their Foreign Ministry repeating that Iran historically and currently seeks Palestinian rights, and with competing claims the Daily Caller source (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) only urges resistance to Israel’s military occupation and invasion. The Daily Caller omits Khamenei’s solution for Israel: democratic referendum with zero harm to anyone of Jewish religion. More articles similar to the Daily Caller will be published.

So this raises the critical question:

Is there any truth to the claim that Hamas or Iran threaten to destroy Israel? 

If both claims are obvious and easily-proven lies, would that evidence be sufficient to demand arrests of US and Israel “leaders” with their media for War Crimes?

Let’s look at both claim’s sources of information with some relevant history.

1. Israel/US claims Hamas threatens to destroy Israel

Hamas is a political organization that won the most recent Palestinian elections in 2006 (new elections planned for 2014); called “completely honest and fair” by President Carter. Historically, Hamas was initially encouraged and supported by Israel in effort to divide Palestinian government from unified voice in having a two-state peace between Israel and Palestine. However, peaceful coexistence with Israel is what Hamas proposes (and here), including a 10-year truce.

Hamas’ Charter reveals US/Israel lies in omission, and more rationally provide direct refutation of this claim. In the section titled, “Our Attitudes Towards:” Section F, “Followers of other religions: the Islamic Resistance Movement is a humanistic movement,” Article 31:

“The Islamic Resistance Movement is a humanistic movement. It takes care of human rights and is guided by Islamic tolerance when dealing with the followers of other religions. It does not antagonize anyone of them except if it is antagonized by it or stands in its way to hamper its moves and waste its efforts.

Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism – to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are the best witness to that.

It is the duty of the followers of other religions to stop disputing the sovereignty of Islam in this region [Palestine], because the day these followers should take over there will be nothing but carnage, displacement and terror. Everyone of them is at variance with his fellow-religionists, not to speak about followers of other religionists. Past and present history are full of examples to prove this fact.

“They will not fight against you in a body, except in fenced towns, or from behind walls. Their strength in war among themselves is great: thou thinkest them to be united; but their hearts are divided. This, because they are people who do not understand.” (The Emigration – verse 14).

Islam confers upon everyone his legitimate rights. Islam prevents the incursion on other people’s rights. The Zionist Nazi activities against our people will not last for long. “For the state of injustice lasts but one day, while the state of justice lasts till Doomsday.”

“As to those who have not borne arms against you on account of religion, nor turned you out of your dwellings, Allah forbiddeth you not to deal kindly with them, and to behave justly towards them; for Allah loveth those who act justly.” (The Tried – verse 8).

The charter continues argument that peaceful coexistence is possible despite a history from the Crusades forward to remove Palestinian political voice through foreign military invasions.

For current consideration that Hamas just wants Palestinian freedom and independence from Israel’s military occupation: What does Hamas really want? Israeli journalist Gideon Levy on ending the crippling blockade of Gaza.

In 2012, Israel assassinated Palestinian Ahmed Jabari, the second-in-command of those leaders in Palestine with military intent, while they were negotiating with him to end hostilities. If that had happened to Israel’s second-in-command of the IDF, Israel would use that rhetoric forever to justify armed attack upon Gaza.

Ok, so the threat to Israel is… ? The part of the 1988 Hamas Charter apparently referenced as a threat is a quote in the preamble from Hassan al-Banna in 1948:

“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.”

Let’s put the insertion of that quote into context; both from 1988 and 1948:

So, given the context that al-Banna was justified in opposing colonialism, spoke against the use of terror, made his quote in response to over 700,000 Palestinians removed from their homes when my own parents were in their early 20’s of age, and Hamas directly advocates for a peaceful two-state solution with honor to all religions, it seems most likely that this quote is being used as propaganda to demonize Hamas.

The term “eliminated” in context to reject terrorism therefore means political removal of control, like elimination of British political imperialism as Gandhi worked to achieve in India. 

2. Israel/US claims Iran threatens to destroy Israel, to “wipe them off the map”

With transcript following, these are the points of a 2005 speech by Iranian President Ahmadinejad that Israel and US point to as the source of this claim:

  • What is the issue between Palestine and Israel? It is not a fight over religion or land.
  • People once thought it was impossible to remove the Shah as Iran’s dictator, but it was done.
  • People thought the Soviet government and Saddam’s government would never fall, but they did.
  • He then quoted a religious leader’s words from speeches he gave encouraging Iran’s persistence to oppose the Shah’s occupying regime. The speech’s crystal-clear content and context is to encourage people to persist for justice from Israel’s government because they act as a military-occupying regime over Palestine.
  • Israel attempts a “trick” in 2005 to pretend to leave Gaza and offer Palestine their own government. The purpose of the trick is to use mischief to keep Palestinians fighting among themselves.
  • The issue of Palestine and Israel will be truly over if Palestinians can get through Israel’s tricks and have political independence from Israel under their own democracy.
  • He closes with emphasis that Israel is tricking Palestinians, and have no intention for Palestine to be their own country.

Transcript: from the New York Times (Oct. 30, 2005), and credit to this outstanding report from Information Clearing House:

“We need to examine the true origins of the issue of Palestine: is it a fight between a group of Muslims and non-Jews? Is it a fight between Judaism and other religions? Is it the fight of one country with another country? Is it the fight of one country with the Arab world? Is it a fight over the land of Palestine? I guess the answer to all these questions is ‘no.’

… Let’s take a step back. We had a hostile regime in this country which was undemocratic, armed to the teeth and, with SAVAK, its security apparatus of SAVAK [the intelligence bureau of the Shah of Iran’s government; the Shah installed by US overthrow of Iran’s democracy in 1953 with SAVAK trained by US CIA killing thousands of Iranians seeking democracy] watched everyone. An environment of terror existed. When our dear Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Iranian revolution] said that the regime must be removed, many of those who claimed to be politically well-informed said it was not possible. All the corrupt governments were in support of the regime when Imam Khomeini started his movement. All the Western and Eastern countries supported the regime even after the massacre of September 7 [1978] and said the removal of the regime was not possible. But our people resisted and it is 27 years now that we have survived without a regime dependent on the United States. The tyranny of the East and the West over the world should have to end, but weak people who can see only what lies in front of them cannot believe this.

Who would believe that one day we could witness the collapse of the Eastern Empire? But we could watch its fall in our lifetime. And it collapsed in a way that we have to refer to libraries because no trace of it is left. Imam [Khomeini] said Saddam must go and he said he would grow weaker than anyone could imagine. Now you see the man who spoke with such arrogance ten years ago that one would have thought he was immortal, is being tried in his own country in handcuffs and shackles by those who he believed supported him and with whose backing he committed his crimes.

Our dear Imam said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime [Israel] has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world. But we must be aware of tricks [by Israel on Palestine].

… Recently they [the Israelis] tried a new trick. They want to show the evacuation from the Gaza strip, which was imposed on them by Palestinians, as a final victory for the Palestinians and end the issue of Palestine with the excuse of establishing a Palestinian government next to themselves. Today, they want to involve Palestinians with mischief and trick them into fighting with one another over political positions so that they would drop the issue of Palestine.

… The issue of Palestine is not over at all. It will be over the day a Palestinian government, which belongs to the Palestinian people, comes to power; the day that all refugees return to their homes; a democratic government elected by the people comes to power. Of course those who have come from far away to plunder this land have no right to choose for this nation.

… If we get through this brief period successfully, the path of eliminating the occupying regime [Israel’s military occupation of Palestine] will be easy and down-hill.

I warn all leaders of the Islamic world that they should be aware of this trick.”

And from Arash Norouzi’s clear reporting:

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:

“Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”

That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word “regime.” pronounced just like the English word with an extra “eh” sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase ”rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods” (regime occupying Jerusalem).

So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want “wiped from the map”? The answer is: nothing.”

If you have friends and/or professionals fluent in Farsi, they can confirm this information for you.

So: let’s summarize the Iranian president’s speech at the center of US/Israel claims that Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map” in historical context:

US and Israel political and corporate media “leadership” damn themselves as War Criminals and psychopaths by taking a speech admonishing Israel to act legally and morally with Palestine, and lying that it says to physically “wipe Israel off the map.”

To clarify other war propaganda:

Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture 

Confused About Hamas, ‘rockets’, war in Gaza? Those plus: Israeli occupation, lawful versus unlawful war, Israel illegal weapons, targeting hospitals

Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Conclusion: As I’ve often expressed, US military, government (including law enforcement), and millions of Americans (including all California public employees) have Oaths to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It’s hard to imagine a worse domestic enemy than those who knowingly lie for unlawful attack on foreign countries, resulting in millions of war-deaths.

I recommend demanding immediate arrests because war law is so clear with US/Israel violations so “Emperor’s New Clothes” and “Big Lie” obvious, the importance to remove these people from power of literally life-and-death urgency, and because Wars of Aggression is the Orwellian opposite of upholding the US Constitution and the promised peace from all our families’ sacrifices of opposing imperialism, two world wars, and neo-colonialism extending to our world of the present.

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  • Luther

    Above in this post citing the Hamas Charter is this:

    “Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism – to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are the best witness to that.”

    What stands out here is “under the wing of Islam”.

    There is a defined historical context for what that means – it is called dhimmitude.

    If you haven’t read on this historical fact of life for non-Muslims living in a Muslim land, you owe it to yourself.

    “In the early days of their conquest, which the Arabs euphemistically called a “liberation,” conversion to Islam was the only sure way to escape the humiliation, and the unjust taxation forced upon them by the application of shari’a law. Later on, during the Ottoman occupation of Eastern Europe, the Christian population of these areas, experienced the ruthless snatching of their sons for a lifetime of service in that special army called the “janissaries.” As the author of THE DECLINE OF EASTERN CHRISTIANITY UNDER ISLAM puts it: “Young Christian children abducted during “razzias” (raids), allocated within the “quint” of war booty, or by the “devshirme” (recruiting of Christian children), were reduced to slavery and converted to Islam. Subjected to an intense military and religious education, they constituted the Muslim power’s elite troops. Blind and fanatical tools of the sultan, they became the cruelest persecutors of the Christian population. The janissary incarnates the quintessence of dhimmitude, brought to its perfection.” http://www.levant.info/MER_A022.HTM

  • Luther

    Above in this post citing the Hamas Charter is this:

    “Under the wing of Islam, it is possible for the followers of the three religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism – to coexist in peace and quiet with each other. Peace and quiet would not be possible except under the wing of Islam. Past and present history are the best witness to that.”

    What stands out here is “under the wing of Islam”.

    There is a defined historical context for what that means – it is called dhimmitude.

    If you haven’t read on this historical fact of life for non-Muslims living in a Muslim land, you owe it to yourself.

    “In the early days of their conquest, which the Arabs euphemistically called a “liberation,” conversion to Islam was the only sure way to escape the humiliation, and the unjust taxation forced upon them by the application of shari’a law. Later on, during the Ottoman occupation of Eastern Europe, the Christian population of these areas, experienced the ruthless snatching of their sons for a lifetime of service in that special army called the “janissaries.” As the author of THE DECLINE OF EASTERN CHRISTIANITY UNDER ISLAM puts it: “Young Christian children abducted during “razzias” (raids), allocated within the “quint” of war booty, or by the “devshirme” (recruiting of Christian children), were reduced to slavery and converted to Islam. Subjected to an intense military and religious education, they constituted the Muslim power’s elite troops. Blind and fanatical tools of the sultan, they became the cruelest persecutors of the Christian population. The janissary incarnates the quintessence of dhimmitude, brought to its perfection.” http://www.levant.info/MER_A022.HTM

    • not authorized

      The age of the fish is over. Religion is opinion, and should now be treated as such.

      All of them can now decline into oblivion.

      I “see” you.

    • not authorized

      The age of the fish is over. Religion is opinion, and should now be treated as such.

      All of them can now decline into oblivion.

      I “see” you.

    • Carl_Herman

      Troll and racist Muslim-hating Luther: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

      Jesus said, “I do not bring peace. I bring a sword.” The Old Testament of the Jews has dozens of quotes that could make the same argument. Anyone with exposure to human beings with any of the three religions above know your hate and fearmongering is just that, ‘cuz we know from exposure that people are people. Maybe 1% to 5% are like you who want war and hate. 95% to 99% want cooperation and to enjoy diversity of cultures.

      But back to the point: this article shows what you don’t want seen: the documents reveal the “kill all Jews” claims are false. So that just leaves hookers-for-hate like you, Luther, spreading your lies for war.

      Good God of any scripture, Luther! Is that really how you want to invest your soul’s time on this beautiful planet?

      • Luther

        @Carl_Herman:disqus Let me get this right – if I disagree with you, I’m a troll. If I point out Muslim law, I’m a racist. Uh-huh, I see. Now I understand why some say the Libtard Left isn’t able to hold a civil conversation.

        I doubt you will be able to restrain yourself long enough to answer, but I’ll ask you just one question:

        Which religious leader is actually recorded in history as killing people – Mohammad, or Jesus?

        • Carl_Herman

          Say whatever you want to justify war by Israel on Gaza, and fear against all Muslims. You can even troll-away at the Left-Right divisions.

          Have fun. I’m working for peace and justice now. Oh, does Jesus’ Old Testament dad count for the killing of people? I’m not in the argument, but gee, you might want to count those. But given those guys are gone, shouldn’t you really be counting deaths by followers, alleged followers, like the imperialist and world-warring Christian “developed nations”?

          Anyhoo, those are just suggestions. Have fun. If you want a lot of fun, print your comments about Islam and Muslim, take them to a mosque near where you live, and ask them if you have their religion right. Do you accept that challenge, Luther?

          Finally: your name, Luther, is shared with Martin Luther who challenged a religion. Care to do the same in the real world?

          • takspyr

            Carl, you are a moron!

      • pnyikos

        If you read Jesus’s words in context, Carl, you will see that he was speaking metaphorically: he was talking about how families will be divided among themselves over whether his (Jesus’s) way is to be followed.

        Also, you have not refuted anything Luther wrote. He said nothing about the “kill all Jews” theme one way or the other. He gave historical facts which may not have been in the spirit of Islam in the first place, the abduction by the Ottoman forces of children [how’s THAT for “bringing a sword” in the metaphoric sense, eh?] and raising them in a way that would have broken the hearts of their parents: using them to wage war on the very people from whom they were stolen.

        I do not know whether this had anything to do with dhimmitude [you do not address this issue at all] but here is something very much to do with it: in Mosul recently, the Christians were given a choice by ISIS to either pay a tax from which Muslims were exempt, leave, or convert to Islam. I think it was unwise of them ALL to leave, but perhaps they were afraid ISIS would not protect them from mobs.

        • Carl_Herman

          pnyikos: of course I understand Jesus’ context. I use this, along with soooo many Old Testament quotes to point-out Luther’s racism against Muslims.

          I’m pointing out the lies of Israel/US/UK regarding main talking points of war from a quote out of Hamas’ charter, and their lie of Iran threatening them.

          You guys can discuss whatever else you want. ISIS is likely a US-funded terrorist group, btw.

          • pnyikos

            Looks like you have encountered Luther before, elsewhere. I cannot see a connection between what he wrote here and what you are writing here.

  • pnyikos

    Carl, could you translate that entire Farsi sentence for us? You translate some of the words, but i would like to know what the entire sentence says, because it is so crucial to the whole issue raised by your headline.

    • Carl_Herman

      Nope. You have the sources I have, and the context of the speech. Try reading the whole speech; it takes about 5 minutes. The context is clear: the same phrase is used to remove the Shah of Iran as to remove Israel’s dictatorial policies over Palestine.

      • pnyikos

        You’re right, the link you gave has the full translation:

        “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page
        of time.”

        But it also says something that reminds me of an old saying: “A fool can start a stone rolling that a thousand wise men cannot stop.” Here is what I am referring to:

        `The inflammatory “wiped off the map” quote was first disseminated not
        by Iran’s enemies, but by Iran itself. The Islamic Republic News Agency,
        Iran’s official propaganda arm, used this phrasing in the English version of
        some of their news releases covering the World Without Zionism conference. International media including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, Time magazine and countless others picked up the IRNA quote and made headlines out of it without verifying its
        accuracy, and rarely referring to the source. Iran’s Foreign Minister soon attempted
        to clarify the statement, but the quote had a life of its own.’

        As we can see from your article, it still has a life of its own, and unfortunately some people may be using it in all innocence because they’ve never seen a correction.

  • pnyikos

    Carl, could you translate that entire Farsi sentence for us? You translate some of the words, but i would like to know what the entire sentence says, because it is so crucial to the whole issue raised by your headline.

  • GFRF

    Watch any translated speech from any imam.
    They want Israel removed off the face of the earth.
    Get facts!