- By Andrew SwiftAndrew Swift is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.
This Friday is al-Quds day, a holiday created by the Iranian regime to oppose Zionism and Israel’s control over Jerusalem. This year, it happens to fall near the beginning of the peace talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington.
Unsurprisingly, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has tweeted a holiday message, and it’s as cheery as you might imagine:
Israel Is A Hideous Entity In the Middle East Which Will Undoubtedly Be Annihilated
No word yet on what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is planning to say, but his boss has upped the ante on the regional contest of who can use the most inflammatory rhetoric on al-Quds day.
As a sidenote, I’m pretty certain that Khamenei’s use of Twitpic is one of the most absurd things I’ve ever seen on the Internet.