2010 International Conference on Palestine

On June 1, 1947, when Mahatma Gandhi in response to the question, “What do you feel is the most acceptable solution to the Palestinian problem?” – had replied: “The abandonment wholly by the Jews of terrorism and other forms of violence” – quoted in Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s new book This Time We Went Too Far.

A two-days (Feb. 27-28) International Conference on National and Islamic Solidarity for the Future of Palestine concluded on February 28 at Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran. Ten Palestininian Resistant leaders including Khaled Meshaal (Hamas), Ramadan Abdullah Shallah (Islamic Jihad), Ahmed Jibril (PFLP) and a number of Palestinian resistance figures and Iranian government ministers and clerics attended the conference. Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki addressed the conference while Iran’s Spiritual Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei during a meeting with the leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and PFLP called for the unity amongst various Palestinian factions to fight their common enemy, the Zionist-regime in the occupied Palestine.

Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his address at the conference on Sunday blasted the Zionist regime’s inhuman crimes and said that era of the Zionist-regime and its allies is inching towards an end: “Your (ZOGs) time is over. You should respect the Palestinian people. You have no repute among the regional nations. You should recognize the regional nations are wise. The Zionist-regime will face no other fate than collapse if it continues its aggression.”

Ahmadinejad emphsized that the Zionist-regime is on the decline and reached an impasse, calling on the Palestinians and regional nations to strenghten their unity to achieve victory over the Zionist-regime: “Unity and readiness of Palestinian people are the only way to control this evil demon (Zionist-regime) and send it to the bottom of hell”.

The leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and PFLP paid a visit to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, the ultimate authority for the protection of Islamic Revolution in Iran on February 27, 2010. The Leader expressing his dismay at the Arab states’ approach to the issue of Palestine who regard it an ‘Arab issue’ but when it comes to helping Palestinian, they shun their responsiblites towards the Palestinians’ aspirations of recovering their stolen land. The Leader told the Resistance leaders: “Supporting Palestine is not a political tactics or strategy, but something of ideological value to the Islamic Republic and the nation as evidenced by Quds Day rallies”. The Leader also pointed out the futility of Palestinian compromise talks and stated: “those who seek compromise and abandon resistance, which is the only way to save the Quds and Palestine, are destined to humiliation”.

Khaled Meshaal told the Leader: “Today, the resistance front, with the blessing of Allah and the brave stance of Islamic Republic of Iran earned several victories against the Zionist-regime which were impossible in the past”.

Ahmed Jibril criticized PA chief Mahmoud Abbas for siding with the Zionist entity during the 23-day Gaza invasion: “Mahmoud abbas was waiting for Gaza to fall into the hands of the Zionist so that he and his allies can move back into Gaza”.

Iran’s Majlis Speaker, Ali Larjani, told the conference that Iranian nation will always stand on the side of the Palestinian people. He pointed out that the Zionist-regime cannot survive without the active support of the US. He said that the US and Israel have been trying to portrait their “modern savagery” as peace overtures. He criticized the West for their chanting of democracy while not accepting Hamas victory in the fair 2006 elections.

I hope Ali Larjani knows the reason why Zionist Occupied Governments prefer to deal with Fatah than Hamas – because it was US Secretary of States, Dean Rusk who urged Yasir Arafat in 1962 to establish a secularist-nationalist resistance organization (Fatah) to pre-empt the possible emergence of an Islamic resistance which could unite Muslim world behind Palestinian cause and defeat the Zionist-regime. Yasir Arafat had admitted his relationship with Dean Rusk in his biography written by Allan Hart. When Hamas took control of the intelligence department, it discovered a treasure trove of document revealing the close relationship between Fatah and the Zionists. Fatah has been acting as a spy agency for the Zionists.

Iran’s Intelligence Minister, Heydar Moslehi, suggested to the participants of the conference that resistance movements should launch an all-out media and internet campaign to highlight the Zionist-regime’s atrocities in the occupied territories.

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