Hizbullah's recent advance to the Israeli border brings an Iranian ideological proxy closer than ever to what official Iranian propaganda deems "the Satanic enemy." This new situation requires that Iran's government media be examined.
Some insight into the Iranian perspective on Israel is provided by an edition of the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," which was published by the Iranian government. Iran is not alone in spreading this forgery, but its own edition supplies an introduction which describes both in words and images (such as the map it contains) Iran's view of itself in the struggle to destroy Israel. The map is meant to show not only the scope of Jewish expansionist ambitions but also that Iran is the most important Muslim adversary to Israel. The text also elaborates the notion that Iran's dedication to this cause is the purest and most reliable.
The following are excerpts from the text and a copy of the map:
"The anti-human crimes, aggressions and murders committed by the Zionists and their inveterate rancor against Islam and Muslims are known to one and all…."
"A boundless passion for usurpation and hegemony is typical of these professional criminals of history; a passion which they try to satisfy through their fickle logic of 'From the Nile to the Euphrates.'"
"For the last 35 years, in conspiration with the equally murderous superpowers, they have been getting closer and closer to their devilish objective."
"…Not only has the complicity of the superpowers strengthened this cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic Middle-East, but also the silence of the Muslim Arab nations and the reactionary rulers of the region, has encouraged its aggressions and increased penetration."
"To preserve their position among the Islamic nations, these reactionary rulers pretend opposition to Israel. However, for fear of their American masters, they do no take the slightest action against the Zionist aggressions."
"The birth of the great Islamic Iranian Revolution in the region, had been and will be the greatest danger to Israel. Before the emergence of the Islamic Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic Republic in Iran, the American regime ruling the country at that time, was one of the closest friends of Israel and had clandestine relations with the usurping government. But no sooner did the Islamic Revolution of Iran become victorious, that all relations with Israel were severed and serious efforts at uprooting this cancerous tumor were started."
"The liberation of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Palestine was one among the many decisive slogans that originated from the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Imam Khomeini, the exalted Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has repeatedly pointed out to the world Moslems how dangerous this Satanic enemy could be."
"His famous statement, 'If each one of the Moslems of the world pour a bucket of water towards Israel, the Israelite murderers will be drowned,' is among the many meaningful statements of the great Leader, Imam Khomeini."
"Moreover, it should be strongly emphasized that as long as the root of this deadly, cancerous tumor, Zionism, is not burned and wholly destroyed, peace and tranquillity will never prevail in the region."
"The world Moslems, particularly those of the Middle East, should come to their senses and realize the disastrous consequences that this dangerous enemy -- Israel -- could bring about. Now, there is no time for hesitation."
"In this connection and to expose the real visage of this satanic enemy, we present this book…."
 In a recent article, columnist Charles Krauthammer observed that Hizbullah's takeover of Southern Lebanon puts "Iran on Israel's border" through its proxy Hizbullah. The Weekly Standard, June 5, 2000.