Anti-Zionist

Ebrahim Raisi, April 22, 2024

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April 22, 2024
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Ebrahim Raisi
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Statement at a press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a state visit to Pakistan:

“We respect the people and the government of Pakistan who are fed up with the oppression being committed against … the people of Gaza, and the genocide and the child-killing … by the Israeli Zionist regime with the support of the United States and other Western countries.”Ayaz Gul, “Iran and Pakistan urge Gaza cease-fire,” Voice of America, April 22, 2024, https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-s-president-arrives-in-pakistan-for-wide-ranging-talks/7579598.html.

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Ebrahim Raisi, Apr. 15, 2024

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Apr. 15, 2024
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Ebrahim Raisi
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Following an April 13 attack on Israel, during which Iran launched hundreds of rockets and drones:

The attack “taught a lesson to the Zionist enemy.”Benoit Faucon, “Iranian President Hails Attack as ‘Lesson’ for Israel,” Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2024, https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/israel-iran-strikes-live-coverage/card/iranian-president-hails-attack-as-lesson-for-israel-BVxr8zGc765oyK1yFQnW.

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Ebrahim Raisi, Jan. 23, 2024

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Jan. 23, 2024
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Ebrahim Raisi
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“We have no doubt that measures should be taken to deter the Zionist regime and its atrocities.  Certainly, cutting the vital arteries of the Zionist regime, and political and economic relations can be effective in forcing the Zionist regime to end all these atrocities.” Agence France-Presse, “Iran's Raisi, Erdogan pledge to contain Gaza violence,” Al-Monitor, January 23, 2024, https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2024/01/irans-raisi-erdogan-pledge-contain-gaza-violence.

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Ali Khamenei, November 1, 2023

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Nov. 1, 2023
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Ali Khamenei
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"Muslim states must not cooperate economically with the Zionist regime, but denounce these catastrophes and crimes vociferously and without hesitation in all international forums. The scale and circumstances of what is going on must be clarified. The Zionist regime must be condemned, and the entire Muslim world must be mobilized against it.”“Iran’s Khamenei Calls For Blockade Of Israel,” Iran International, November 1, 2024, https://www.iranintl.com/en/202311017715.

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Ali Khamenei, November 1, 2023

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Nov. 1, 2023
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Ali Khamenei
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“If it weren’t for America’s support and its military backing, the corrupt, fraudulent, and deceitful Zionist regime would have collapsed in the very first week” of Operation al-Aqsa Flood.

“The Islamic world should not forget that in the crucial issue of Gaza, those standing against the oppressed Palestinian nation were the United States, France and Britain.”

“One of the shameless acts of the West is accusing Palestinian fighters of terrorism.” “Iran’s Khamenei Calls For Blockade Of Israel,” Iran International, November 1, 2024, https://www.iranintl.com/en/202311017715.

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Ebrahim Raisi, Oct. 29, 2023

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Oct. 29, 2023
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Ebrahim Raisi
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“The crimes of the Zionist regime have crossed the red lines, and this may force everyone to take action. Washington asks us to not do anything, but they keep giving widespread support to Israel. The U.S. sent messages to the Axis of Resistance but received a clear response on the battlefield.” (Tweet) Agence France-Presse, “Iran's Raisi Says Israeli Actions ‘May Force Everyone' to Act,” Voice of America, October 29, 2024, https://www.voanews.com/a/iran-s-raisi-says-israeli-actions-may-force-everyone-to-act/7332056.html.

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PIJ statement, May 6, 2021

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May 6, 2021
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PIJ statement
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“Jerusalem Day is the day for standing up to Zionist-American terrorism. This year we mark this day in the shadow of the ‘Ramadan Intifada’ and the voices of jihad on the steps of the Damascus Gate, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. If the enemy continues, the fire of Ramadan Intifada will reach the settlements and beyond. We call on our people in Jerusalem and the West Bank to revolt against the Zionists, resume ramming and stabbing attacks at checkpoints and shoot without hesitation anywhere soldiers and herds of settlers are located.”Liad Osmo, “Islamic Jihad calls for more terror attacks ahead of Jerusalem Day,” Ynet, May 6, 2021, https://www.ynetnews.com/article/SkH7W2110000.

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Ismail Haniyeh, September 6, 2020

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Sept. 6, 2020
Name of Author
Ismail Haniyeh
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Addressing a crowd in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon:

“Not long ago, our rockets only reached metres from Gaza’s borders. Today, the resistance in Gaza possesses rockets that can reach Tel Aviv and beyond Tel Aviv.”“Hamas and Hezbollah leaders meet in Lebanon,” Middle East Eye, September 6, 2020, https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-palestine-hezbollah-hamas-nasrallah-haniyeh-meeting.

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Akram al-Kaabi, January 2019

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Jan. 2019
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“…[W]e are fighting a policy – the policy of the U.S. and British regimes, or the entire Zionist occupation. The Zionists constitute an army for which a state was created and for which they want to create a people. All the forces and all the Israelis on the land of Palestine are occupiers – even the newborn babies. There are no exceptions. They constitute an army brought over by the British occupiers, who created this cancerous tumor and planted it in the region.”“Al-Nujaba Militia Leader Sheikh Akram Al-Kaabi: IRGC and Lebanese Hizbullah Officers Have Guided Us in Fighting the American Forces since 2004: 'We Started Using Explosively Formed Penetrators... They Would Explode inside the Tank, Destroying It and Killing' the Americans Inside,” Middle East Media Research Institute, January 24, 2019,  https://www.memri.org/reports/al-nujaba-militia-leader-sheikh-akram-al-kaabi-irgc-and-lebanese-hizbullah-officers-have.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, April 2008

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April 2008
Name of Author
Ayman al-Zawahiri
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On the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq:

“The first signs of victory have already appeared. Soon, Iraq will become a fortress of Islam, from whence the squadrons and regiments tasked with liberating the Al-Aqsa mosque [in Jerusalem] will burst forth, with the help of Allah.

“Iraq today is the most important front line for the participation of our Islamic nation against the forces of the crusader Zionist invasion. Due to this, providing assistance to the mujahideen in Iraq - at their head, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) - is one of the most important duties required of the Islamic nation today.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-middle-east-13792238.

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Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

We reiterate once again that the brigades will directly target US bases across the region in case the US enemy commits a folly and decides to strike our resistance fighters and their camps [in Iraq].

Abu Ali al-Askari, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) Security Official Mar. 2023
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