Lest we forget, this is the media's idea of a "moderate." Poisonous Islamic Jew-hatred and hatred of "the other" have completely destroyed an entire people. One long excruciatingly painful death taking anyone and everyone down with them.
A Twitter-driven media controversy erupted this morning over an Al-Quds Day speech given by incoming Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, in which the president-elect described Israel as a "wound" on the "Muslim body." Al-Quds Day is an annual tradition invented in 1979 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who explained at the time that it was meant to target the "usurper Israel." Original reports published by state-linked Iranian outlets indicated that Rouhani also called Israel a "wound" - also translated in some places as a "sore" - that needed to be "removed." The stance would echo the one expressed yesterday via the official Twitter feed of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. But other Iranian state-linked outlets later clarified that Rouhani merely limited himself today to calling the Jewish state a "wound," without explicitly calling for its removal. The distinction caused some journalists to declare that Rouhani was actually "remarkably mild, compared to others in Iran," an effort at interpretation that was openly mocked by foreign policy analysts. Other observers were even more blunt, accusing some journalists of "manufacturing another Iranian regime mistranslation controversy." (The Israel Project)