BBC Persian TV interview on Israeli threats against Iran

Here’s my interview in London on BBC Persian TV on 21 August 2012 (starts at 11:26) about Iran’s relationship with Israel, Netanyahu’s threats against the Islamic Republic and the avoidance of the real issue in the Middle East; the Palestinians. I argue that an Israeli or American military strike against Iran would be disastrous and must be resisted, despite Tehran’s repression. I say that the media, many in Israel and the international community are falling into the trap, set by Israel, to focus on Iran’s supposed threat at the expense of ending Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

After the broadcast of this interview, I received many messages from Iranians both inside and outside the Islamic Republic thanking me for opposing a military strike and explaining the reality inside Israeli society, something I saw last week while visiting: