Ahmadinejad Promotes Internal Collapse of Israel

In a recent interview, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed components of the strategy of Iran and the Resistance Network against Israel to cause an internal collapse of the State of Israel through a number of political measures.

In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed a number of components of the strategy of Iran and The Resistance Network - which includes Hamas and Hizbullah - against Israel. This strategy is designed to cause an internal collapse of the State of Israel through a number of largely political measures rather than to defeat Israel militarily.

Basic De-Legitimization of Israel - Through Holocaust denial and Anti-Zionism, Ahmadinejad attacked the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel:

  • "The Holocaust has nothing to do with the Palestinian people. That was just a pretext to create this regime. And it was not a good excuse."

  • "For the western and European countries... Just cease to support [Israel]. Don't use your people's money to assist this violent regime."

One-State Threat - Ahmadinejad advanced the idea of the one-state solution to the conflict.

  • "Allow the nation of Palestine to make their decision about its own fate. Anyone who is a Palestinian citizen, whether they are Christian, Jewish or Muslim, should decide together in a very free referendum."

Political Logic - Ahmadinejad stated that the nature of the strategy is largely political, rather than military.

  • "There is no need for war. There is no need for threats or an atom bomb either. All that is needed is logic and reason and the humanitarian basis adopted by the United Nations. And we should consider the right to self determination for the Palestinians too, and then the issue will be solved."