In den Schlagzeilen heute spielt wieder einmal Ahmadinejad (in passender Gesellschaft neber der Schweinegrippe) eine Rolle.
So sehen die Schlagzeilen aus:
Ahmadinedschad geht überraschend auf Israel zu (Die Welt)
Tatsaechlich hat Ahmadinejad nichts gesagt, ausser, dass er ganz sicher ist, dass die Palaestinenser sich nicht mit einer 2-Staaten-Loesung zufrieden geben.
AHMADINEJAD: Well, we are asking for the legal rights of the Palestinian people. What we are saying is that the Palestinian people like other peoples have the right to determine their own fate. Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. We should — they should allow them to engage in elections, free elections and a free referendum to determine for themselves their own fate.
Merke, fuer Ahmadinejad sind die Palaestinenser ein Volk, die Juden aber nicht, daher haben sie kein Selbstbestimmungsrecht.
George Stephanopoulos stellt die Frage insgesamt viermal und legt Ahmadinejad die gewuenschte Antwort deutlich in den Mund:
If the Palestinian people negotiate an agreement with Israel and the Palestinian people vote and support that agreement, a two state solution, will Iran support it?
If they choose a two state solution with Israel, that’s fine.
But if they choose a two state solution, if they choose to recognize Israel’s existence, Iran will as well?
If the Palestinians sign an agreement with Israel, will Iran support it?
Dass Stephanopoulos so insistieren muss, sollte schon einiges deutlich machen.
Zum Schluss erntet er folgende Antwort:
AHMADINEJAD: Whatever decision they take is fine with us. We are not going to determine anything. Whatever decision they take, we will support that. We think that this is the right of the Palestinian people, however we fully expect other states to do so as well.
Der Hinweis auf die anderen Staaten bezieht sich offensichtlich auf folgende, vorangegangene Bemerkung:
Let me approach this from another perspective. If the Palestinians decide that the Zionist regime needs to leave all Palestinian lands, would the American administration accept their decision? Will they accept this Palestinian point of view?
Ueber die Zukunft des ehemaligen Mandatsgebietes Palaestina sollen ausschliesslich die Palaestinenser abstimmen. Israelis haben nur dann eine Stimme, wenn sie als juedische Palaestinenser im Sinne der PLO Charter gelten:
Article 6: The Jews who had normally resided in Palestine until the beginning of the Zionist invasion will be considered Palestinians.
President Khatami also emphasised on the Palestinian’s rights including self-determination, liberation of Jerusalem, and a free Palestinian homeland. Khatami called for a referendum on the future government of a Palestinian state, and an independent system of government with Jerusalem as its capital. President Khatami said the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on détente but struggle against the world arrogance and hegemonies is among the principles of the Islamic Republic and Tehran has never abandoned the struggle against Israel and support for the Hezbollah as a strategic principle in its foreign policy.
In March 2002, it was alleged that that Iran was engaged in arms transfers to the Arafat government. These news had a wide backlash throughout the world and especially was interpreted as a sign of renewal between Iran and Arafat. President Bush went so far as to say explicitly that: “Iran’s arms shipments and support for terror fuel the fire of conflict in the Middle East, and must stop”. [xxxvii]
Ayatollah Khamenei immediately rejected President’s Bush’s statements regarding Iranian involvement in Palestinian activities.[xxxviii] He reiterated Iran’s proposal for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “There is only one logical solution…All the Palestinian refugees should return from Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, and other Arab countries to their motherland, Palestine. [Only] the people closely connected to it [the homeland] must return; we are not referring to the people who were brought here from afar [i.e. from Europe]. The people who were in Palestine prior to 1948 are the Palestinian nation – the Muslims, the Christians, and the Jews.[xxxix] They should choose the nature of their desired political system…This is democracy. This proposal, based on the soul of democracy and the rules of human rights, is quite logical, and very practical, and therefore I encouraged all Arab and Islamic countries, as well as all other world nations, governments, and global communities to aim for its realisation”.
Man beachte, dass diese Idee hier vom „moderaten“ Khatami vorgetragen wird.