Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 â€“ Iranâ€™s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad charted his governmentâ€™s unyielding course vis-Ã -vis the state of Israel while totally rejecting the Middle East roadmap to peace as a diversion from the crusader wars between the Islamic world and World Arrogance, or the United States.
Speaking at a seminar entitled â€œWorld without Zionismâ€, Ahmadinejad said that Israel was the product of an ideological war between the â€œArrogant World Orderâ€ and the â€œIslamic ruleâ€, adding that the Jewish state had to be wiped off the face of the earth.
â€œThe creation of the occupying regime in Qods [Israel] is a strong action by the ruling arrogant (imperialist) world order against the world of Islam. There continues a historic war between the World Arrogance and the Islamic world, the roots of which go back hundreds of years agoâ€, Ahmadinejad said.
â€œOver the past 100 years, the last bastions of the Islamic world have collapsed. The World Arrogance turned the Zionist regime occupying Jerusalem into a staging-ground to dominate the Islamic worldâ€.
â€œThis occupying country is in reality the staging-ground of the World Arrogance in the heart of the Islamic world. They have created a base, from where they can expand their rule over the entire Islamic world; it has no other purpose other than thisâ€.
Inciting that the battle for Qods, or Jerusalem, went back to the crusader wars, the outcome of which would ultimately determine the new world order, Ahmadinejad said, â€œThe war that is presently going on in Palestine is the frontline of the war of destiny between the Islamic world and the World Arrogance, which will determine the outcome of hundreds of years [of war] in Palestineâ€.
â€œMany sow the seeds of defeat and despair in this intense war between the Islamic world and the blasphemous front and hope to empty the hearts of the world of Islamâ€, Ahmadinejad, who was previously a top commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said, adding that such people wonder whether there would come a day when one would see a world without the United States and â€œZionismâ€. â€œThis slogan and goal is one which is attainable and could definitely be realisedâ€.
â€œOur dear Imam [Ruhollah Khomeini] ordered that the occupying regime in Jerusalem be wiped off the face of the earth. This was a very wise statement. The issue of Palestine is not one which we could compromise on. â€¦ This would mean the defeat of the Islamic worldâ€, he insisted.
â€œIn his crusade against the World Arrogance, our dear Imam targeted the central and command base of the enemy, namely the occupying regime in Jerusalem. I have no doubt that the new wave [of attacks] which has started in dear Palestine and which we witness today all over the Islamic world will soon wipe this scourge of shame from the Islamic world. This is doableâ€.
The hard-line President said that for the past 50 years the United States had been trying to give legitimacy to Israel. He criticised â€œa country on the frontlines of the warâ€, or Egypt, for having recognised the Jewish state, while warning of similar â€œthreatsâ€ elsewhere in the Islamic world.
â€œWith the excuse of having cleared the Gaza Strip to show their good will, they want a group of Muslim nations to recognise this corrupt regime, and I am very hopeful and call on God that the Palestinian people and the dear Palestinian groups will be cautious of such seditionâ€.
â€œThe issue in Palestine is by no means finished. The Palestinian issue will only be resolved when all of Palestine comes under stringent Palestinian ruleâ€, Ahmadinejad vowed.
â€œI am hopeful that just as the Palestinian nation continued its struggle for the past ten years, they will continue to keep their awareness and vigilance. The current period is going to be short-lived. If we put it behind us successfully, god willing, it will pave the way for the destruction and the downfall of the Zionist regimeâ€.
He warned the heads of other Islamic states to beware of the sedition by Israel and not to go along with the old world order otherwise they would be â€œburnt in the fire of the Islamic Ummah (Nation) and will bear an eternal stigma on their foreheadsâ€.
In a separate development, five Israelis were killed and at least 30 injured in a suspected suicide bombing in the Israeli costal city of Hadera on Wednesda