Jewish crimes against Iran

Jewish crimes against Iran

Last week, Netanyahu sent his national security adviser to brief Yosef, 91, on Iran’s nuclear activities in what was widely seen as an effort to win his backing for any future military strike, possibly before the U.S. presidential vote in November. The influential Israeli rabbi has called for prayers for Iran’s destruction, a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to court his support for a possible attack on a nuclear program Israel sees as an existential threat.

The sermon by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef added to a flurry of recent rhetoric from Israeli officials that has raised international concern that Israel, widely believed to be the Middle East’s only atomic power, might attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“(When) we ask God to ‘bring an end to our enemies’, we should be thinking about Iran, those evil ones who threaten Israel. May the Lord destroy them,” Yosef was quoted as saying by Israeli media Sunday, August 26, 2012.

In related news, in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 News, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman joined the call among top officials for an immediate attack on Iran, the first time he’s been public about his opinion in months.  Lieberman said he wanted an Israeli attack on Iran in 2001.