Ahmedinejad: Independent referendum should be held in Palestine
An independent referendum should be held in Palestine, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said today during a speech on International Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
"The West must stop supporting the Zionist regime," he said in a live speech on state television. "If they (Western countries) are so fond of Jews, let's resettle them to Europe."
Ahmedinejad said an independent referendum must be held to establish peace in Palestine and an independent Palestinian government should be formed based on U.N. laws.
The president also called on the international community to oppose Israel, calling the country the West's "paper tiger."
Every country in the world should know that by supporting the crimes of the Zionist regime, they will be convicted as accomplices in the world people's court, he said.
Ahmadinejad added that the Zionist regime will not be able to mount an attack on Iran.
The last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was designated International al-Quds Day (Day of Jerusalem) in 1979 by the Islamic Revolutionary government of Iran as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Some Muslims hold rallies on this day each year to protest against Zionism. Protesters chanted "Death to Israel," "Death to America," and "Freedom to Quds" in Tehran today. Participants ended the rally with a Friday prayer at the central mosque of the capital.