When the presidents of Iran and Israel met

Senior officials in Jerusalem criticized President Moshe Katsav over the weekend for shaking the hand of President Mohammad Khatami at Pope John Paul II’s funeral on Friday.”Homeland declares openly that it wants to liquidate Israel. What would we say if the president of the United States shook Khatami’s hand?” one of the officials asked. He said that Israel is working to isolate Iran for its threats to destroy Israel and efforts to manufacture nuclear arms.