Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, released on Tuesday an anti-Semitic image recalling the “final solution” of Nazi Germany that assassinated millions of Jews, to advance Tehran’s quest to eliminate Israel.
The image published in English, Farsi and Arabic on its official website said: “Palestine will be free. The final solution: Resistance until referendum”.
The term “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” was a euphemism used by the leaders of Nazi Germany to refer to the genocide against European Jews.
The poster is a drawing that shows people celebrating at the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem after apparently capturing it from Israel when a Palestinian flag is raised over Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“First Day of Qods without Qassem Soleimani”
The photo shows Islamic Revolutionary Guard Force leader Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. drone attack in January.
Soleimani was classified by the U.S. and the EU as a major international terrorist; responsible for the murder of over 600 U.S. and Israeli military personnel.
The poster was launched from Khamenei’s office to celebrate Quds Day, the annual rally of the Iranian regime calling for the destruction of Israel.
The Islamic Republic is preparing to celebrate Anti-Israel Qods Day on Friday. This year’s Qod Day march, which Iranian media have called the “first Qod Day without Qassem Soleimani,” the fallen Qod Force Commander, has been cancelled, but Supreme Leader Khamenei will address the nation on television.
U.S. and German rejection
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacted to the controversial tweet and said the United States condemns “Khamenei’s disgusting and hateful anti-Semitic remarks” that have no place on Twitter or any other social networking platform. Pompeo, however, said the United States knows that “Khamenei’s vile rhetoric does not represent the Iranian people’s tradition of tolerance.”
The German Foreign Office also condemned the cartel. Berlin is often reserved for criticize of the Islamic Republic.
“The federal government severely condemns any glorification and legitimation of terror, [as well as] calls for the annihilation of Israel, by inciting terrorist acts or disseminating anti-Semitic content. Such comments hostile to Israel are in no way acceptable. Israel’s right to exist is non-negotiable. The federal republic regularly addresses critical points in all areas in an open manner with Iran,” the ministry said.
Responding to the controversial poster, the Israeli army’s Persian-language Twitter had also mockingly said that the Islamic Republic is only capable of making “Puerile drawings” to convince itself that its fantasies will one day come true.
In 2015, Khamenei said that Israel would be destroyed in 25 years, he is not known to have used the term “Final Solution” in his anti-Israeli rhetoric before.
The United States condemns Supreme Leader Khamenei’s disgusting and hateful anti-Semitic remarks. They have no place on Twitter or on any other social media platform. We know Khamenei’s vile rhetoric does not represent the Iranian people’s tradition of tolerance. pic.twitter.com/cfBhyOfFa9
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 20, 2020