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Two thousand years after the above-mentioned incident, in 539 BC, the Persian king Cyrus conquered Babylon practically without bloodshed, thus freeing the Israelites from their long captivity.
Although it may seem ridiculous to harp on ancient history in such a modern context, as Netanyahu did, it is important to remember that there have been historical examples of goodwill on the part of the Iranians towards the Jewish people, and vice-versa. There is no reason to suggest that such an atmosphere of trust could not prevail once again between the two countries.
“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.”“In this deadly game of thrones, there's no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don't share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone.”
“This regime has been in power for 36 years, and its voracious appetite for aggression grows with each passing year…If Iran is gobbling up four countries right now while it's under sanctions, how many more countries will Iran devour when sanctions are lifted? Would Iran fund less terrorism when it has mountains of cash with which to fund more terrorism?”
“The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs. We must always remember ~ I'll say it one more time ~ the greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons.”
“Iran is commonly thought of as a homogenous nation, with a strong national culture, but minorities like the Azeris, Kurds, Gilakis, Baluchis, Turkmen and others make up nearly half of the population….Iranian families have released their daughters to study and work in unprecedented numbers, such that over 60 percent of university students now are female and many women (even married women) have professional jobs. Iran has preserved some of the most stunning Islamic architecture in the world…”
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, based on its fundamental religious and legal beliefs, would never resort to the use of weapons of mass destruction," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the nation's "supreme leader, said recently. ”In contrast to the propaganda of our enemies, fundamentally we are against any production of weapons of mass destruction in any form."