In a 2008 speech in Pittsburgh, Israeli MP Aryeh Eldad said he “divides the day into two parts. In the first part of the day, I try to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state. It is not a full-time job, so in the second part of the day, I try to prevent corruption.” He apparently forgot the part where he calls for assassinations.
Today, in an interview with Israel Radio, Eldad urged Israeli soldiers along the border to do everything in their power to shoot and kill Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the occasion of his diplomatic visit to neighboring Lebanon.
“To assassinate Ahmadinejad today is like assassinating Hitler in 1939,” he insisted, adding that “he must not return home alive.” Ahmadinejad is planning to visit a Shi’ite mosque not far from the border in Southern Lebanon, a replica of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and might well be in range of Israeli snipers during the visit.
But such an assassination would be no small diplomatic incident, even for a nation that spends as much time assassinating people as Israel does. The killing of an Iranian President, even a comparatively unpopular one, would undoubtedly turn him into a hero in much of the Middle East, and would likely cement the position of hardliners within Iran itself. This is before mentioning the diplomatic fallout or the retaliatory strikes against Israel, which would probably be significant.
Israeli Vice Premier Silvan Shalom rejected the call, saying “Israel does not assassinate heads of state.”
38 thoughts on “Israeli MP: Ahmadinejad Must Not Leave Lebanon Alive”
It is interesting how a call to murder is made without anyone asking what is the right for you to murder someone in another country? What a mockery you make of internal law. What a mockery you make of civilization. You make it correct to murder people only because you want to. Is there any different to someone who walking to a place with a hidden bomb and setting it off? It really is a disgrace which puts the individual in a very bad light.
"Hidden bomb"? Are you kidding? You make it sound like it was a call to murder innocent people sitting on a bus. Ahmadinejad promised a crowd of Hezbollah orcs that "the Zionists will perish". He's a ruthless dictator, taunting and threatening genocidal war in a crowd of bloodthirsty terror-supporters. How can you be so outraged at the reaction? WHY DO YOU NOT OBJECT TO HIS PROMISE TO MAKE WAR? Why are you more outraged at the prospect of the death of one vile man than you are at the killing of millions of Israelis? What does that say about YOU?
You're so deluded you'd probably spew the same nonsense if the year was 1938 and it was Hitler making the same annihilationist threats. "What? A threat to assassinate Hitler? Good gosh! What a mockery of the law that would be!!!"
And what a happy day for 6 million souls it would have been, too…
Does that exculpate the initial call for assassination of an elected head of State?
No it does not. Typical Zionist distraction techniques.
Do two wrongs make a right? No, not even to you with your "But they are even worserer" (V. sic) argument, apart from the pathetic, usual and irrelevant Anti Semite ad hominem. Seriously, dude, change the script, it's really obvious and boring, and most of all, irrelevant.
Why do you mention your imaginary millions of Israelis, we don't see Israelis dying every day, we see Palestinians dying every day, not your speculative ones.
How many wars has Iran started, and Israel? How many people has Iran killed, and Israel? How many UN resolutions does Iran have against it, and Israel?
Guess who the real anti-Semite here is.
Nice word you chose to dehumanize the humans that live close to you! Orcs! You're an intolerant bigot whose myopic view of reality is so poisoned with Zio-nazi propaganda you have to turn your "enemy" into something non human so you can feel clean about rallying for their eradication.
I'm a "bigot" only if it's true that anyone who hates bigots is a bigot himself. Is that how we're to define the term now? One is a bigot for hating bigots? Can one be a "bigot" for hating Nazis or the KKK? Yes, according to you.
The leader of Hezbollah believes in terrorist violence. He called for all the world's juden to gather in Israel so he can finish them off. He's the most violent, evil bigot in the region–and that's saying a lot! So what are we to make of his loyal followers? To me they ARE indeed like orcs: war-hungry myrmidons seething with murderous hatred. Well, if you're going to follow a monster and act like one of his unthinking loyal orcs, you deserve to be branded an orc.
You spew at me as if I smeared all Lebanese. Not so. I refer only to the Nazi-like followers of the Hitler-like Nasrallah. That's not myopic and bigoted. That's lucid and fair.
I've always said that if you don't mind DOING a thing, you sure should not mind ADMITTING to it. As for your vapid commentary concerning Ahmadinejad – do you realize that you speak in terms of POSSIBILITIES based upon your own perception of him and the world? You do not support your comments by what he HAS DONE or what he IS DOING, but rather what he MIGHT do, and then based upon "because you said so." Strange that, for as impassioned as you present your opinions to be concerning gossip, you do not apply the same feigned sense of compassion for your human comrades in Palestine who HAVE BEEN – ARE BEING – AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE decimated at the hands of Israel. How is that possible? Only you would know two things here which might explain your baseless assertions and deliberate exclusions: It could be that you're one among the zionist element and, if that is the case, you do look at Palestinians as "less than human." But yet you wish to point a finger a someone who MIGHT spit in the lion's face? Look at yourself in the mirror. Can you HONESTLY not see how hypocritical your words are. All of the lies in the world cannot the change the facts. Remember that one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. Interestingly, when Japan crushed China (Nanking for instance) they DISRESPECTED those who did not defend themselves. They even admitted that they were outnumbered and could have been stopped during the initial takeover. They too were conditioned to believe that those whom they sought to destroy were "less than human" – but still they would rather have killed people who at least TRIED to defend themselves. I don't suppose that you can put yourself in the shoes of someone who has only rocks left to grasp after everything else with any meaning has been crushed. You know, you can change that. Beginning with Y-O-U. And if you hate me for what I'm saying, it's because you know it to be true. And it really is no more complicated than that.
Assassinate Ahmadinejad? Brilliant. I'm sure the Iranians will throng the streets with ticker tape parades and drunken bacchanalia.
You're too dumb and ignorant to realize that the truth probably WOULD look something like your sarcastic prediction–and all the more so if EVERY mullah suffered the same fate. Not everyone in Iran would be enraged at the killing of their odious pretender to the throne; many would indeed cheer his demise. How quickly you forget his seething multitude of enemies that bled in the streets!
But who gives a hoot what they would do anyway. There wouldn't be any shortage of party spots OUTSIDE of Iran!
From the LEAGUE OF IDIOTS Which includes Israel,the best has yet to come.Killing Ahmadenijad is a small step towards it.
The Zionists don't realize that most people see Israel as Germany demanding Lebensraum, the West Bank as the Sudetenland, Netanyahu as Hitler threatening war, Lieberman as von Ribbentrop, Obama as Chamberlain and Washington as Munich.
BTW, it is interesting how similar Hitler's attitude to Chamberlain was to Lieberman's attitude to the Spanish and French FMs.
In the context of your post, "most people" means "my fellow seething ignorant bigots".
You don't have one atom of a shred of a clue about history. You're just another bigoted ignoramus trying to force-fit an analogy where it doesn't belong. You didn't match a single actor in your play with the correct part.
…Zionists like Eldad are a disgrace to all Jews in Israel, and the diaspora. How this trash is able to give speeches is beyond me, but AIPAC must have a hand in selling terroists like Eldad. Israel had better pray that nothing happens to Iran's president at their hands, or hell will gladly embrace them in many forms.
Wow – was that well spoken. Straight to the point – and I am THRILLED to see that there are others willing to speak on behalf of Ahmadinejad — to his credit! I can honestly say he is the only person that I would wish to meet, and what a true honor that would be. I'll even admit that when he went missing, I literally cried. I wondered why it is that the weeds, unchecked, ALWAYS take over the roses? But then, he seems to have returned. And I noticed a rose sitting on the table in front of him!
Hopefully that bandit state will go the way of the soviet union soon. The US is gonna collapse like the soviet union did any day now and when THAT happens, the bandit state of israel is gonna be destroyed.
I wish that you were correct but, sadly, my sense is that they are the REASON for our collapse. And, like the Titanic, they've hung onto their required # of life boats – to hell with everyone else. But we'll see. IF YOU ARE RIGHT, and it looks as though we will collapse no matter, then I can sit peacefully with that outcome…as long as they go down too. The flotilla was sickening and only one example of many. Bulldozing over the once adorable little girl, Rachel Corrie, was yet another. It is absolutely mind numbing that we not only remain unmoved to stop the unforgivable – but we even FUND IT! There is no justification for this unbridled hatred and brutality against the Palestinian people. I really hope that here in the U.S. the people go ape and dismantle the corporate controlled media replacing it with NEWS so that we don't see a youthful figure picking up a handful of rocks in a distraught moment after watching his family be brutally murdered and his home torn to shreds – and our media portrays this truly helpless soul as being a "terrorist." For what? Crying out loud over the murder of their family members? The beating of their grandparents? The destruction of their homes? Are we so brain dead that we cannot see. Are we so disconnected from our consciences that we cannot ACT on their behalf; are we so busy being busy that we just don't get around to doing anything about it? And what can we do? I don't know – but maybe a class action lawsuit against FALSE ADVERTISING as concerns world affairs might be a fair starting point. ??
This guys is the real hitler – he is the one calling for murder not Iran's PM.
Hey Common Sense (or lack thereof):
Hitler exterminated millions. Iran promises to destroy Israel, implying the killing of millions. Eldad threatened to kill one man–the same man threatening to destroy his nation of millions.
To recap: Hitler killed millions. Ahmadinejad PROMISES to kill millions. Eldad threatens to kill ONE EVIL MAN. Last time I checked, "millions" is more than "one". Should I speak slower?
After this lesson, do you have enough "sense" to see which side is gung-ho about the killing of millions? I'll give you a hint: It's not the Eldad side.
What would they say if another leader had asked for Netanyahu to be assasinated? I guess it is only okay if they and the US do it!
more like eldad is a hitler
This is a truly evil man. Imagine the uproar if Ahmadinejad had called for his troops to assassinate Netanyahu if seen?
Interesting timing: Ahmadinejad recently called for a UN investigation of 9/11…the call was often incorrectly summarized as an 'inside-job' assertion (e.g. by Fox), and labeled variously as 'distraction,' 'insulting,' 'offensive,' … often by people who should have been advocating a real investigation themselves (e.g. Obama, generally, has not 'investigated' Bush). Has the nuclear fiction 'justifying' an attack on Iran failed by now? Must be frustrating for two governments that can't function internationally without injecting fantasy! So now there's at least one overt call to assassinate Ahmandinejad…hoodathunkit.
IMHO, that makes it very clear who is the REAL criminal!
But, don't they have the entitlement to do such things to all GOLIM??
Not just Muslim?
Just read Israel Shahak,
Do you mean like the "entitlement" your parents and grandparents thought they had?
I will refrain from more incendiary invective, but HOW FRACKING DUMB & SICK DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BE AN ISRAELI MP?
“To assassinate Ahmadinejad today is like assassinating Hitler in 1939”
Lulzy. Would that be before or after the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact? I Hitler has been assassinated in '39, we would probably have gotten an Iran-like regime in the center of Europe till at least the 70s. But without Jewish population – not killed but definitely expelled.
He guess he is subconsciously hoping to put Israel deeper into the "besieged" modus to rally the troops. Then the Final Solution for Palestinians can be applied. Quietly.
If Ahmadinejad is reckless enough to stand in the line of sight of Israeli snipers, then they should plug him without hesitation.
He may be reckless, but I doubt that even Ahmadinejad is that stupid.
If Eldad is reckless enough to call for the assassination of the head of another state then he should not mind being made a target himself. Eldad may be reckless but he's also stupid.
Looks like the "right" to kill is a privelege for the select few.
If Ahmedinejad had made the same call to assassinate Netanyahu there would be world wide condemnation because 'he is a fanatic' but when Israelis threaten then 'they are only trying to defend themselves'. Frankly I think they will try to assassinate him, possibly through the CIA in Lebanon which already succeeded in assassinating Hariri and pinned the suspicion upon Hezbollah and Syria.
I wonder if this man privately called for the "assassination" of the last Hariri to hold office?
They do that and They will be in DEEP DO DO and will not MAKE IT OUT OF IT
they mock him (Ahmadinejad), they call him Hitler, all the zionist have to do is to take a good look in the mirror, and they'll see thousands even millions of Hitlers in them self's, Israel as a whole is nothing but a fascist raciest criminal state ( sorry not even a state) it is more of a gang of murders thugs and land thief's. it is a savage heard of the most barbaric killers right out of the darkest of the DARK AGE'S.
You're incredibly stupid, ignorant and full of hate. Welcome!
Israel is a criminal state.
Is this man a typical Israeli, shooting his own foot?
Doesn’t he know the welcome Ahmadinejad is receiving in Lebanon is a historical one and killing him would infuriate millions around the world adding large scores to the rank of Israel’s enemies?
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I firmly believe Israel’s ruthless policy of ‘Assassinating anyone who stands in its way’ is detrimental to its own existence and in the long run is availing to its opposing groups.
In my view, in any situation, sneaky killing of leaders, thinkers, strategists or scientists of any opposing country is appallingly uncivilized.
Conscientious people of the world are chronically witnessing that kind of Israel’s arrogant and self-righteous actions with distress, dismay and revulsion.
Further down the writer says…"The killing of an Iranian President, even a comparatively unpopular one….."
Yeah.. well… he might be unpoplular in your house… but that doesn't mean he's unpopular everywhere else….. dude.
What the hell?!!! And I suppose if Palestinians said the same for this venomous dolt then they'd be labeled "anti-semitic"… NO?
Ahmadinejad his a brilliant President, a excellent father, and a highly educated man – as are his wife and children. And, if you take the time to listen to him for yourself and not just go by what the media says that he said, you will see that is is COMPOSED and SPEAKS WORDS THAT ACTUALLY SAY SOMETHING. – unlike the forked-tongues were have here in the U.S. I don't believe that these clowns have told the truth ONCE IN A ROW! Anyway, Ahmadinejad was alleged to have said that "9/11 was an inside job". I transcribed his ENTIRE SPEECH before the General Assembly and HE NEVER SAID THAT! To be sure, what he said was that the events of 9/11 impacted the ENTIRE WORLD negatively, and that there were so many unanswered questions. He expressed his thought that the U.S. government owed it to the world or, at the very least, to its own people, to allow at least ONE independent investigation to be undertaken. But – too late! All of the evidence was carefully cordoned off until it was carted away to be melted down in a foreign country and made into the latest aircraft carrier. How sick. And Ahmadinejad was right. He did not at any time SAY that 9/11 was an inside job – he merely stated, and correctly so, that MANY people feel so much was not right about the whole mess. And what's so wrong with that? Don't YOU feel the same way? Why attempt to slam someone for being brave enough to say what WE SHOULD BE SAYING OURSELVES? And it was absolutely disgraceful that OUR representatives walked out on him precisely at the moment he began to utter any words which had to do with that event. To watch them walk out was embarrassing. It was so contrived and so staged – a little train of people that began with one man and you could actually see who was going to get up and join in the procession because they would get their papers ready for "their turn." Who are these people? Representatives of this country. They do NOT represent me. I don't play those games and I do not agree with taking every opportunity to lead minds to a conclusion that is incorrect. My heart is heavy. And you can say all that you want in response to this post – but "the world" at large can feel something larger than life is coming…and it isn't going to be pretty. Remember, there is no WE – but ONLY you, and me, and other individuals. And, individually, I beg of you to use YOUR eyes and YOUR ears and YOUR good sense to discern truth from lies. Of course it is not always easy, but if you really want to, you can sort through loads of garbage without too much difficulty. It really depends on what you want in the end. Gossips will always find a willing ear to listen and willing tongues to keep circulating lies. I once heard a great saying though, "Never explain. Your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe you anyway." But -no matter how you look at it – you'll still need to think for yourself. No getting around that hard and fast fact.
By the way, when folks say, or should I say assume, that Ahmadinejad is unpopular, or genocidal, or whatever – may i also ask that the same person making the assertion point to ONE VERIFIABLE FACT to back it up. I guarantee you that you WON'T find ANY. I've looked. He's a very noble man and an EXCELLENT leader. I wish – I truly wish that this country had someone who spoke words from his own head, out of his own mouth, without the use of a teleprompter OR a speech writer. And as for the childish attacks on his wife's choice of attire and derogatory references to her being "sexy" or "hot" – both terms that make me ill and I wish that women in general would reject those comments outright…but really. How stupid can stupid be and how positively rude. I suppose that "we" can lay claim to some superiority in the "sexy" and "hot" realm? Please let me know when EVEN ONE REPORT of a child predator was identified in Iran. Again, you WON'T fine ONE, because there is not even one. But here? The stats go off the chart – and we're not even on the page yet where we've talked about children left to raise themselves and the heartbreaking number of abortions…but we feel that it's okay to make derogatory statements about a woman who does not mind allowing for HER traditions which, by their very nature, keep her body for HER husband's eyes only. Again, slam me all that you want – our history as compared to theirs – at least where child predators is concerned is a slam dunk NO WIN. Ok – I'm finished for now.
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