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Posted on 09/24/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by IsraelBeach
UANI, Supporters of Israel, Democracy Organize Thousands Protesting Ahmadinejad At UN
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
New York, New York --- September 23, 2012 ... United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), Jewish and Christian supporters of Israel and hundreds who demand democracy for Iran are hosting a massive demonstration at the Warwick Hotel in New York on Monday, September 24, 2012 to protest the Warwick and its guest, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The demonstration will take place outside the Warwick Hotel, intersection of 54th St. and 6th Ave at 2:00 PM, and will feature signs, props, chants, and an activity center open to public participation.
Last month, UANI revealed that Ahmadinejad and his delegation will be staying at the Warwick, beginning this weekend.
President Ahmadinejads brand of hate speech is most unwelcome in New York City for a host of reasons," said New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
"Mr. Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of Israel and has expressed anti-Semitic views and doubts about the Holocaust. Domestically, Iranian women often face discrimination and womens rights groups are repressed. Those critical of his government have been perpetually arrested and detained without trial for long periods and are reported to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated and denied access to medical care, lawyers and their families."
Ms. Quinn continued: "Mr. Ahmadinejads government is also a supporter of international terrorism in the world today, and for a regime like this to be on the cusp of developing a nuclear arsenal is a nightmare too terrible to contemplate. This threat of a nuclear-armed Iran is not just an Israeli problem but a global problem which the world must address immediately. For all these reasons, and many more not stated, Mr. Ahmadinejad is very unwelcome in our city.
Senior Iran military commanders repeated threats made over the past few weeks that Tehran will destroy Israel if it launches an attack on Iran.
Brig.-Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corpss aerospace division, told state-owned Al-Alam TV that an Israeli strike on Iran could trigger World War III.
It is impossible to imagine an independent war between Iran and the US or the Zionist regime [Israel], he said, adding that other countries in the region would likely side with Iran or Israel in case of war.
Iran would target US bases in the region should Israel attack, Hajizadeh added.
If the Zionists really do strike Iran, it would provide a historic opportunity for the Islamic Revolution to wipe [Israel] off the face of the earth, he said adding that Iran would then reclaim the lands occupied by Israel for the Palestinians. Salami added that an infantry battalion would be able to break Israels back within a day.
The US Senate meanwhile has overwhelmingly endorsed language that sets a red line for Iran "nuclear capability." The non-binding resolution, introduced in February by Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) states that "it is a vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The resolution passed late on Sept 21 by a vote of 90-1, with only Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voting against. The language is in line with Israel's red lines, and goes farther than the Obama administration, which has set as a red line Iran's acquisition of a nuclear weapon.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric when two men met in New York today before this week's annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly.
"The secretary-general drew attention to the potentially harmful consequences of inflammatory rhetoric, counter-rhetoric and threats from various countries in the Middle East," Ban's press office said in a statement.
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was quoted as saying on Sunday that Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted that Israel could strike Iran's nuclear sites and criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's position that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Iran getting the atomic bomb.
The U.N. statement said Ban told Ahmadinejad that Iran should "take the measures necessary to build international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program."
The two men also discussed Syria. Iran has been accused of using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against him, according to a Western intelligence report.
"The secretary-general stressed the grave regional implications of the worsening situation in Syria and underlined the devastating humanitarian impact," the statement said.
Israels ambassador to the United Nations called on world leaders to boycott Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads September 26 speech to the 67th General Assembly of the world body in New York. The speech falls on the holy Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur.
Any country that sits in during Ahmadinejads speech is in violation of the United Nations Charter, which forbids member states from threatening other member states, said Israel Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor.
The bibical State of Israel was reborn from the ashes of the Holocaust. It's purpose was to provide a modern day homeland to all Jews and to insure that the Jewish people would never be threatened again with genocide. Israel is prepared to do all that is required by ground, air and sea to provide for the security of the small, democratic nation.