Friday, September 19, 2008

Iran's Ayatollah says 'Illogical' for Iranians to call Israelis friends

Iran's supreme leader said Friday it was illogical to say Iranians are friends with the Israeli people, seeking to end a controversy over Tehran's stance toward the Jewish state - it's biggest enemy in the region.

Actually, the originally statement, and what was cleared up by Iran's Supreme Leader today was, "Iran is a friend to Jews but not a friend to Zionists." But, as was the case with the "wiping Israel off the map" fabrication, mis-representing Iranian leaders makes better news print. However, given that Iran has a Jewish Parliamentarian and maintains the largest Jewish population in the region outside of Israel, the original statement is consistent with their actions and national policy.

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