HRC Responds to Absurd Moral Equivalence of Israel and Iran in iPolitics

August 31, 2012

Responding to an article charging, among other things, that Iran does not threaten Israel, HRC sets the record straight on Iranian genocidal threats, Iran’s weapons program and moral confusion.

Letter to the Editor: Iran should not be equated with Israel

By Mike Fegelman | Aug 30, 2012 2:53 pm

Dear Editor,

Irrespective of whether or not Israel possesses nuclear weapons, it’s simply absurd to equate democratic Israel with the terror-supporting, Holocaust-denying theocratic Iranian regime.

Israel has never tested, used or threatened the use of nuclear weapons, has called for the creation of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East and has stated many times that it will not be the first state to introduce nuclear weapons into the region. Iran’s destructive pursuit of nuclear weapons and its deplorable human-rights record have rightfully made this country an outcast in the international community.

Furthermore, Iran’s leadership continues to incite genocide in its calls for Israel’s annihilation with President Ahmadinejad declaring this past week that “The very existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to humanity” and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei proclaimed that Israel would “disappear from the geographical landscape”. Not to be outdone, Iran’s Foreign Minister recently described Israel as a “a malignant tumor”.

Yves Engler is quick to come to the defence of the “Mad Mullahs,” implying that there is no evidence that Iran is producing nuclear weapons, however, confidential intelligence documents that the Times of London obtained showed that Iran is testing a final key component of a nuclear bomb, a neutron initiator which is the trigger of its planned doomsday weapon. Independent experts have confirmed that the initiator has no possible civilian or military use other than in a nuclear weapon.

Iran represents a genuine threat not only to Israel, but to the entire world. It’s time Mr. Engler faced this stark reality.

Mike Fegelman is Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada an independent grass-roots organization promoting fairness and accuracy in Canadian media coverage of Israel and the Middle East.


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