The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is appalled that President Barack Obama and world leaders have failed to condemn Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recent tweet that Israel will cease to exist within the next 25 years. The ZOA regards the utter silence of President Obama and world leaders as a diplomatic Kristallnacht. We seem to be replaying Kristallnacht, when the world ignored the Germans physically attacking the Jews of Germany in November 1938. Today, we see a diplomatic Kristallnacht as the world ignores the threats of violence and massacre of millions of Jews in the state of Israel.
In a tweet in broken English, Khamenei said, “After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years; I’d say: Firstly, you will not see next 25 years; God willing, there will be nothing as Zionist regime by next 25 years. Secondly, until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists” (‘Khamenei: Israel won’t survive next 25 years,’ Times of Israel, September 9, 2015).
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “It is remarkable that President Obama and his Administration have utterly failed to condemn Ayatollah Khamenei’s statement foreshadowing Israel’s demise in the next quarter of a century.
“This is a deafening silence.
“In fact, no government anywhere seems to have condemned Khamenei’s statement. After the conclusion of the Iranian nuclear deal, the Iranian regime, which has repeatedly threatened to obliterate Israel, looks forward to the day Israel disappears, and no-one even regards this as vile enough to merit an official, public response. This is a diplomatic Kristallnacht.
“This recalls the ominous period when the Nazis were assaulting Germany’s Jews and speaking of the end of the Jews of Europe, as Hitler did in January 1939, and no-one condemned it.”