It's amazing that the leader of a communist party finds it obvious that Israel has the right to exist, but that the Muslim nations do not.
Fidel Castro told Jeffrey Goldberg, reporter for the Atlantic Magazine, that it is without a doubt that Israel has the right to exist, and he criticized Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust. He said Tehran should acknowledge Israel's fears for its own survival. Cuba doesn't have diplomatic ties with Israel which takes time, he said, but he's sticking up for her anyway.
Fidel understands the consequences of theological anti-Semitism and said Iran should understand this. He explained that this has gone on for about 2,000 years. No one has been slandered more than the Jews, he commented and added that this is more than the Muslims have experienced because they are blamed and slandered for everything. He sees that no one blames the Muslims for anything.
He called this "reverse selection", the persecution and then pogroms. People thought they would disappear but their culture and religion kept them together as a nation.
He admitted that nothing compares to the Holocaust, so he understands that we have lived a very hard existence for 2,000 years.
Usually it's the religious Christians who care for Israel and are aware of our history, but here is a man who probably doesn't believe in G-d, a communist, 84 years old, has been in poor health, and he's sticking up for Israel. He is aware of our history far more than most reporters in the USA as far as I can see, though Fox News is very well versed.
Fidel, you just won my heart in having redeeming qualities. I didn't realize you were so well informed. Good for you for still being the leader of y0ur Cuban Communist Party. I've read where you are making changes in your country for the better. Your honesty about Israel is like the child telling the emperor that he has no clothes on. Remember the Emperor's New Clothes? You have nothing to gain from your remark and cannot lose anything; it's just plain honesty from knowing the facts.