One of the reasons Iranians have chanted “Death to Israel” is because the Israeli government assisted Iraq’s Saddam Hussein (which the Israelis admit) in horrific war-crimes against Iran during a war started by Iraq (then an American ally) that claimed approximately one million lives. Victor Ostrovsky, a former Senior Mossad Case Officer openly admits that Israel worked behind-the-scenes to ensure that Saddam’s military killed Iranians, destroyed Iranian property, and that the Iraq/Iran War dragged on for as long as possible.
Over 1,000,000 men, women and children died after Saddam Hussein attempted to annex South-Western Iran in the 1980s in a war that dragged on for over 8 years. The war included the use of chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein against civilian Iranian populations and Iraqi-Kurds (who are by ethnicity an Iranian people). Israel used the change in Iran’s government to kill Iranians and destroy Iranian property: The slogan “Death to Israel” in Iran partially originates from Israel’s completely unprovoked war crimes against Iran. The Iranian government was new at the time when Israel engaged in this misconduct. It is not at all surprising that Iranians came to view Israel in a highly negative light. The mainstream news (which has a highly pro-Israel bias) generally avoids reminds the public of these facts, including the admissions of Israeli Mossad officer Victor Ostrovsky.