Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has accused Israel of leading a racist policy, which makes it impossible for the Jewish state to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, the IRNA news agency reported Friday.
In a ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Tehran, Larijani said that "Iran opposes the Zionist regime because it has become empty from inside, and even if they hold 10 more conferences and mislead the Arabs, they will always have an internal problem."
Larijani added, "The paradigm controlling the global public opinion today is that racism is an ugly thing, and therefore one can say that the Zionist regime's problem is an internal one, as it was built on the basis of the Jewish race's supremacy over others, which does not settle with the global public opinion's paradigm."
The Iranian parliament speaker went on to slam the negotiations held by Israel, saying that "if they wish to reach peace, they have no choice but to find a way to create legitimacy for themselves.
"This method, of Israel negotiating with one group of Palestinians while fighting another group until the crises pass, cannot yield a result."
He added that "whoever participated in the Annapolis Conference, even Arab leaders who took part after being pressured by the US, believe today that Annapolis has failed and is a political body."
The Zionist regime adheres to a racist policy because it knows that if not, it is finished. Demographically, if all the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank become citizens of the state with equal rights, and are joined by their refugee brethren, there will be a non-Jewish majority in the Holy Land. Even without the refugees, it is only a matter of time before the non-Jewish population overtakes the Jewish population. This will effectively mean that the state will no longer be Jewish in any way.
We Jews opposed to Zionism see this as the simplest and most painless way to bring an end to this movement that has brought so much death and destruction upon Jews and non-Jews alike. We therefore oppose the racist policies of Zionism and look forward to the day when those policies will be abolished, so that Jews and Palestinians can live together in a democratic non-Jewish state in the Holy Land.
It should be noted that even in the times of ancient history when Judaism did condone a Jewish state the First and Second Temple eras Judaism did not discriminate between Jews and non-Jews based on their race. Rather, a Jew was someone who believed in G-d and kept the Torah. He was given respect and equality regardless of whether he was born Jewish or was a convert. Some of the most respected Jews in history have been converts or descendents of converts.