Although I feel in principle that we should extend our hands in friendship to all it will not lead to anything as the Iranians are extremely recalcitarnt to the Israelis. When Iran suffered a devastating eathquake a while back, Israel was one of the first to offer help but was immediately rebuffed when a senior Iranian official said they were willing to accept help from everyone except the 'zionist enemy'. If the Iranians are more concerned with polliticking than saving the lives of their own citizens then there seems to be no hope. This is not to mention the state of the Iranian Jews who live under constant fear from the government.
- 6:49 PM
from the article: Katsav blasted over handshake with Khatami