During the past decade each statement by Iranian former President Ahmadinejad has been sharply criticized because of his Holocaust denials. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has argued that it is impossible to have relations with a leader whose words convey hatred toward Israel. Fair enough. So, newly elected President Hassan Rouhani and his foreign minister, Javad Zaid issued warm greetings on the Jewish New Year only to be informed by Netanyahu that words do not convey any meaning unless backed up by actions. OK, so exactly which “actions” were carried out by Ahmadinejad? All he ever did was shoot off his ignorant mouth, but never took any action against Israel!
How about responding to peaceful words with peaceful words? What is the problem with Netanyahu? Words of peace and friendship deserve a positive response.