there's one more aspect to this, Dino - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 19.09.09 | 02:13 (IDT)

    some of you here on TB almost (/even directly) assume there is some natural link between iran & the pal. cause, something justifying iran in its actions & words vis a vis israel. but there's no link, there's nothing justifiable /normal about this. if iranians & the regime cared about the pals they could do what the arab countries do in general & they could support the saudi initiative - something they explicitely oppose. iran has no ethnic link to this conflict, the pals are sunnis & jerusalem has no real place in shiite islam. iranians haven't suffered any oppression /humiliation from the israelis, there are no unsettled accounts, no territorial claims. israel has just been picked by khomeyni to play a central part in his theological & political game, deciding to threaten & meddle w/israel as much as possible, through proxies etc. there isn't a bit of it that is acceptable. the iranian opposition is totally correct in pointing to this: "we've no business in lebanon /in gaza."

    from the article: Reformist leaders attacked as thousands march in fresh Iran protests
    First published 09:54 18.09.09 | Last updated 05:25 19.09.09
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