The Iranian regime’s ayatollahs constitute the world’s leading state sponsor of anti-Semitism, but Iranians reject their government’s hateful ideology.
The delegation we will lead today, organized by the Iranian-American Institute for Voices of Liberty (iVOL), is living proof that peace some day is possible among the United States, Iran and Israel. It will be the first time that non-Jewish Iranian expatriates and former political prisoners, side-by-side with American friends, visit the Jewish state. This solidarity mission is to the same Israel that the Iranian regime seeks to wipe off the face of the earth with a nine-point plan tweeted by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei aims to finish Hitler’s work of annihilating the Jews and denies the Holocaust as a matter of formal state policy.
The Iranian regime’s history of what one of us has termed an “obsessive anti-Semitism” is long, starting with the Islamic Revolution of 1979.