American Thinker: “Ayatollah Ali Khameni has published his version of Mein Kampf, a 416 page book outlining his strategy to eliminate Israel, which he describes as “a cancerous tumor.” Although it is currently available only in Iran, an Arabic translation is underway, and sooner ort later it will achieve wide readership in the Muslim world. The Obama administration is no doubt hoping it will achieve no notice in the United States until after the Iran deal is voted upon, because the plan advocated will be immensely aided by its implementation. Amir Taheri of the New York Post obtained a copy from Iran:
Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state. He uses three words. One is “nabudi” which means “annihilation.” The other is “imha” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there is “zaval” meaning “effacement.”
He states that one of his fondest desires is to pray in Jerusalem.”
Opinion: What is it about that piece of real estate that makes the nations intoxicated, Zechariah 12:2? What is it that compels the Arab world and every pope throughout history to covet Jerusalem?
What is it that will make the armies of the world surround Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:3) in a final war?
Jerusalem is located approximately 27 miles inland from the coast. It has no natural resources. Most of it is built upon the ruins of previous structures.
In 1867, Mark Twain commented of the city: “Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village; the riches of Solomon are no longer there to compel the admiration of visiting Oriental queens; the wonderful temple which was the pride and glory of Israel, is gone.”
Twain described the land of Israel in general as one of “desolation, depopulation, and poverty”.
When the Jewish people started to return to the Land in 1882 in large numbers, the nations began to stir. What is fascinating is that Jerusalem has never been important to the nations unless it was important to Israel (Jews).
From 1948 to 1977 while Jerusalem was in Jordan’s control, King Hussein bin Talal rarely visited the city and in fact made his first visit in 1957. (ref: The Divided City by Kai Bird)
Also, Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran but is mentioned 660 times in the OT and 146 times in the NT. If I could choose one verse out of 806 that must irk both Satan and Khamenei something awful, it is Jeremiah 3:17:
“At that time, they shall call Jerusalem ‘Throne of the Lord.”