Following are excerpts from an interview with Austrian Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Friedman, which aired on
Channel 2, Iranian TV, on September 30, 2007.
Moshe Aryeh Friedman: The existence of the Zionist regime is based upon the belief that they have to destroy the belief in God throughout the world. Another one of their goals is to destroy the other peoples, both physically and economically.
Every believer throughout the world should fight Zionism. Whoever cooperates with Zionism in any way is, in fact, opposing his own religion. Whoever believes in Islam and wants to support the Zionist regime in any way, rather than to be hostile to it, is, in fact, casting doubt upon the sincerity of his belief.
We have a great problem. By fabricating lies about the Holocaust, global Zionism has succeeded in distorting historical truth in its favor.
Throughout this period, in which Hollywood succeeded in influencing global public opinion and creating the myth of the Holocaust, which they interpreted to their advantage, the Islamic Republic of Iran was steadfast, and exerted efforts in the struggle against the global myth of the Holocaust, to the benefit of all the peoples of the world. We are very grateful for this. May God protect you. We are grateful for your support.
In order to accomplish their goals, the Zionists had to create a global disaster – such as the threats, pressure, and oppression that the Jews suffered. They needed to use this in order to establish Herzl's philosophy. It was the Zionists who drove the Third Reich in Germany to publicly use pressure and oppression against the Jews. It should be pointed out that it was the Zionists who promoted this policy, and who led Germany down that path. In those days, there was no such thing as the Islamic Republic of Iran, and nor was there anything like the Iranian broadcasting authority, which could have enabled us to expose the truth.
When I returned from the Tehran Holocaust conference, the Zionist regime carried out many acts of terrorism against my family.
When my children entered their school, the Mossad forces attacked my four, small, innocent children and beat them up.
The Zionist regime will come to an end sooner than most people think. Let me say again that the Iranian people will establish justice and freedom worldwide, for the benefit of all humanity and all the religions in the world. We are indebted to the Iranian people, and I request that they continue on this path so that the Zionist regime will stop this oppression. In my opinion, the Zionist regime will come to an end sooner than we imagine, and I think that we all can hope and pray that these disasters and acts of oppression will end soon, as the English phrase goes, "sooner rather than later."