“Revolution Iran” has always been using the Palestinian cause, it has also dragged many into proxy wars on its behalf, raising the banner of hostility to the United States and Israel. However, the truth is that Israel and Iran are not in conflict, and that hostility is a lie; the confrontation between the two states does not go beyond media statements. In fact, there are several points of convergence between them.
Many facts show that what brings the two of them together exceeds what divides them, but they show deadly animosity to one another; Tehran is controlled by clerics and Israel is controlled by rabbis. The last chapter in this story was the story of the Israeli daily newspaper Makor Rishon, which described the hostile propaganda between Iran and Israel as “nonsense”.
Iranian journalist Nader Karimi, who is detained in an Iranian prison and was the editor of newspapers such as “Siasat Rooz,” “Jahane Sanat,” and “Kazarish,” revealed that Tehran has a secret close relationship with Israel.
“The Iranian slogans against Israel and the adventures of the Iranian regime give Israel the best cards to play the role of the oppressed victim in front of the world public opinion. Thus, Israel evades its regional and international obligations, and brings more European and American assistance in return.”
In an interview with the Herald Tribune on August 24, 1981, former Iranian President Abulhassan Bani Sadr admitted that he had been informed of the existence of this relationship between Iran and Israel and that he could not face the religious current there, which was involved in Iranian-Israeli coordination and cooperation.
There is no doubt that the Iranian-Israeli relations seem like a feature film, but what is even more surprising is that the Arab viewers, and some left-wing parties in Europe, fall for Iranian statements!
Israel’s war on Gaza, we all witnessed it and remember its details; did Iran move?
Where were the statements of “we will wipe Israel off the global map”?
Iran has spent nearly four decades nurturing and constantly allocating resources to armed groups that could strengthen the regime’s influence in the region or at least weaken the strength of its rivals.
Since assuming power in 1979, the Iranian rulers have worked to found armed groups in the Arab world. In the 1980s, the Iranian regime established the Lebanese Hezbollah, along with Iraqi Shiite insurgent groups who fought the Baathist regime, some of whom today constitute the most powerful militias and political actors in Iraq.
The Iranian regime also supported the Palestinian resistance movements such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In the 1990s and the beginning of this century, the Iranian regime allowed jihadist groups such as Ansar Al-Islam, or what is now known as al-Qaeda in Iraq which later became the Islamic State, to use its territory as a base for terrorist attacks in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan.
Iran is known for its quick mindedness in summoning and organizing the forces it uses to carry out its terrorist plans; it has founded Hezbollah and its branches in the Gulf states. Hezbollah in Al-Hijaz, a military arm of Iran in Saudi Arabia, has crumbled over ten years ago. In addition, the Kuwaiti authorities in the beginning of 2016 revealed Hezbollah in Kuwait. However, the Lebanese branch is still brutally carrying out the Iranian agenda in Syria and exterminating the Syrian people based on lists prepared in advance in Tehran.
All this support and feeding of the armed militias is due to the interests of the Wali Al-Faqih in Iran, not to fight Israel or to defend the rights of the oppressed in across the world against imperialism, Zionism, or other hollow slogans the Iranian governments keep repeating.
“The Iranian presence in Syria is not aimed at creating a new front against Israel; rather, it is meant to combat terrorism,” Iran’s Assistant Foreign Minister for International Affairs Abbas Araghji stated in an interview with Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent in London, in February, 2018. “The existence of Iran in Syria is not intended to create a new front against Israel; rather, it is intended to combat terrorism.”
The hostile rhetoric between Iran and Israel conceals a history of controversial behind-the-scenes between the two countries; Iran was one of the first countries to recognize Israel after its establishment, and between Israel’s description of Iran as “neo-Nazis” and the Iranian response by describing Israel as the “Little Satan” lies a history that confirms the two nemeses have always been brought together by common interests.
Despite the superficial blatant hostility between Tehran and Tel Aviv, the American writer “Trita Parsi” had another opinion in 2008; he wrote a book on the secret relations of Israel, Iran, and the United States of America entitled “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States of America,” in which he refutes what he calls the “false myth” of the Israeli-Iranian competition.
The story of Israel’s support for Iran during the first Gulf War is well-known for those familiar with the history of relations between the two countries. Israeli arms sales to Iran were estimated at 500 million USD between 1981 and 1983, according to the Jeff Strategic Studies Institute.
In March 2016, US courts proved that Iran was a true supporter of terrorism. As a result, it fined the latter over 10 billion USD in compensation for the events of September 11, as Iran had a strong relationship with Al-Qaeda, which used Iranian territory as a shelter and a home to move to other countries in order to implement its terrorist schemes.
Finally, we cannot conclude our article in support of our proposal that the war between the two countries is no more than media shouts and threats hurled between the two countries from here and there, except for what the Deputy Chief of Mossad and former director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry David Kimchi confirmed on October 22, 2004, that “Israel’s security was under threat and we felt that we would do everything to prevent Iraq from winning the war against Iran, and we were certain that the weapons provided by our side to Iran could never be used against Israel.”