With fate of Raisi known, his denial and hatred for Jews and Israel takes the spotlight

July 05, 2024

He has described Israel as a "false regime," reaffirming Iran's longstanding denial of Israel's legitimacy. Adding to tensions, Raisi has made threats against major Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv and Haifa, linking their potential destruction to provocations on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi looks on during a TV interview, in Tehran, Iran May 7, 2024. Aviv Kohavi, former chief of staff of the Israeli army, highlighted the dangers of a regime distorting historical truths. During a visit to Auschwitz, he discussed the risks associated with such denials for global security, particularly concerning Iran's nuclear ambitions.