Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini established International Al-Quds Day shortly after he came to power in 1979. Translated, Quds means Jerusalem. Khomeini – who was nothing if not a vicious Jew-hater – created the holiday to demonstrate Iran's solidarity with Palestinians and to urge them on in any efforts to kill Jews and wipe Israel off the map.
In 2011, in honour of al-Quds Day, Iran’s current supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted: "Israel is a hideous entity in the Middle East which will undoubtedly be annihilated."
In 2012, this jolly anti-Israel hate festival will again be celebrated throughout much of the world. In Toronto, local antisemites and Israel-haters will gather at Queen’s Park on Saturday, Aug 18, at 2 p.m. After some rousing denunciations of the little satan, our local fanatics will march to the U.S. consulate to demonstrate their peaceful nature in traditional Khomeinist fashion ….