I noticed during the week that a "crisis" has started because Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated the words of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamic revolution, by saying: "Israel must be wiped off the map"
I am not Anti-Semitic but I am most definitely Anti-Zionist
Zionism is as repugnant and sickening as Lebensraum ('living space') as it shows the same level of racist supremacy of believing that you have some right to a piece of land and to hell with the inhabitants.
In that respect I would dearly love to see an end to Zionism but let's examine the situation. This recent comment and the million odd supporters who attended the annual al-Quds day protests have a bigger significance than just some corrupt and racist state, they are about the Middle-East's and more precisely Iran's attempt to draw a line in the sand with the western military capitalism that has been unleashed in the Middle-East.
Iran seems to be putting a big two fingers up to the West and America in particular. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does seem to be upping the ante and almost encouraging the West to respond. Iran holds all the cards as both China and Russia will veto any security council resolution, just like America has done in relation to Israel for so long.
Israel however has some cheek when it argues that Iran should be suspended from the United Nations. Israel has flouted more Security Council resolution than any other country in the world and if the West had any balls and weren't a bunch of racist hypocrites they would have blown Israel to kingdom come a long time ago.
America is racist in the sense that the "white" Israelis are spared but the "dark" Iraqis are butchered.