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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Iran Seeks to Wipe Out Israel?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
For years, Netanyahu, other Israeli hardliners, and US Iranophobes falsely accused the Islamic Republic of wanting to destroy Israel.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was often misquoted. He never said Iran wanted to wipe Israel off the face of the map.
He once said "(t)he Zionist regime will be wiped out soon, the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom." He referred to Israel self-destructing, not "wiped out" by Iran or any other country.
Yet US and Israeli officials, along with supportive media, falsely misquote him and other Iranian officials.
In 2007 at Columbia University, Ahmadinejad was asked "(d)o you or your government seek the destruction of the state of Israel as a Jewish state?"
He responded saying "(w)e love all nations. We are friends with the Jewish people.
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