Inside Iran's Intifada Summit

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The Tehran conference in support of the Palestinian Intifadeh was a resounding social success: plane hijackers munched on puff pastry, militia leaders from struggles past greeted each other warmly. It was a sunny reunion of anybody who's somebody in the region's resistance underworld. Intended to compensate for the disappointment of the recent Arab Summit in Amman — which failed to produce violent rhetoric or come up with funds to support the Palestinians -- the Tehran summit ended up being mostly about Iran's regional ambitions. Delegates from 34 Islamic countries assembled to hear Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demand the annihilation of Israel and cast the Palestinian struggle as an Islamic cause, a spin that lends Tehran's bid for leadership some legitimacy.Full Story...