Tuesday, March 27, 2012

J.Post March 27: Back to Iran

Sir, – I was dismayed as well as perplexed when reading “1,000 march in Tel Aviv against war with Iran” (March 25). Is it felt that despite the clear evidence of Iran’s animus and belligerence toward Israel, the appropriate response is to say we love you (“Israeli couple reaches out to Iranians with a Facebook campaign of love", March 19)? The protest against Israel going to war against Iran seems rather bizarre in face of the fact that Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel and is, in reality, already responsible for acts of war and terror against it and Jews abroad. It is worth noting that there has never been, and in all likelihood never will be, a parallel march in Tehran against war with Israel.

If the purpose of the march in Tel Aviv was to reemphasize Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s declaration during the blood-soaked American Civil War that “war is hell,” a war against a nuclear-armed and crazy state of Iran would be nothing short of Armageddon and the end of civilization as we know it.

Petah Tikva