Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Monday that "the president of Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map."
The article was posted at Fark.com on Sunday. I couldn't locate the link and it is possible the post has been deleted. There were many comments which were clearly anti-semitic. One commenter made the suggestion that perhaps it would have better if Hitler had finished his "Final Solution" of the Jewish "problem". His basic premise was if the Jews had been exterminated by Hitler, there would be no Israel today and the world would have peace and harmony.
Most of the other commenters at fark were appalled by his suggestion. However, it cannot be denied that so-called advocates for peace such as Arun Ghandi have made the assertion that Israel is the main threat to peace in the world. In his words:
Apparently, in the modern world, so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept. You don't befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence -- Israel and the Jews are the biggest players -- and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.
Like the UN, the Arab League, and many others, the commenter and Ghandi ignore one simple fact: to paraphrase Golda Meir, if the enemies of Israel were to lay down their arms, there would be peace, if Israel were to lay down her arms, she would be destroyed.
The Culture of Violence and hate is being thrust upon the world not because of the existence of the Jewish State of Israel but because so many people around the world support the terrorist acts perpetrated against Israeli citizens. Israel is condemned by the UNhuman Rights Commission when it uses passive means such as a wall or checkpoints to stop suicide bombers. Right now, human rights violations occur against the citizens of Sderot, on a daily basis. But that seems to be okay. It is Palestinian terrorists lobbing the Qassams, we mustn't criticize them!!
If people truly want peace in the Middle East, they should stop supporting terrorists groups like Hezb'allah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and so many others whose main goal is the destruction of Israel. You get them to lay down their arms and to quit spending millions upon millions of dollars upon weapons of destruction. There is a difference between a nation defending its citizens against terrorist attacks and the terrorists whose only goal is to murder as many innocent civilians as possible.