Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi of the Iranian Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution, which aired on Channel 1 of the Iranian TV on September 25, 2009.
Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi: One cannot compare the Zionism of today to that of 10 or 30 years ago. They thought that their problems were over, but today, after 60 years, their very legitimacy is in question, more than ever before. During these 60 years, when was the Israeli flag ever torched all over the world? When did such a thing happen? Instead of growing stronger, they grew weaker from decade to decade. God willing, we hope – and we are certain – that they will collapse by 2022, if not much earlier. Judging by the rate of their collapse, I believe that this prediction will come true – and not through a miracle. It can definitely be verified by regular calculations.
Today, underlying all the worldwide trends of alcohol consumption, prostitution, Hollywood sex and porn, banking, usury, and sex slavery there are Zionist tendencies. This is true in the U.S., in Europe, and everywhere. There is documented data to back this up. Surprisingly, even in the days of the Prophet of Islam, they fulfilled this same role. This is true of some of them, whom the Prophet confronted for precisely these reasons. One of the allegations leveled against them in Christian Europe of the last centuries was that they are experts in controlling the markets, culture, and the media, and in seizing control of large populations by means of small groups.
Imam [Khomeini] taught us that the Palestinian issue will be resolved by means of struggle, not talks. Zionism arrived on the scene by means of war, terrorism, and killings. Zionism will not disappear through talks. The Zionist Israeli state must be annihilated. This does not mean annihilation of the Jews, nor does it mean two states in Palestine. We are talking about one Palestine – not two states. We are talking about one Palestine – if possible, through talks, and if not, through Jihad and martyrdom. That is the path delineated by Imam [Khomeini], and today, Hizbullah and Hamas are promoting it. God willing, their efforts will be successful.