Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday in support of the Palestinians, while the country’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel’s continued existence was an “insult to human dignity.”
“The creation, continued existence and unlimited (Western) support for this regime is an insult to human dignity,” Ahmadinejad said. “The occupation of Palestine is not limited to one land. The Zionist issue is now a global issue.”
Biran Ledbetter is tracking the holiday action. He notes that the motto of this year’s observance is “Down with Israel.” Elaborating on the motto, marchers in the Tehran parade chanted “Death to Israel.” Speaking metaphorically all the way around, of course.
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