What did he really say? It is now well established by Juan Cole and many Farsi speakers that "wipe Israel off the map" is an incorrect translation of what Ahmadinijad said. But this mistranslation fits better with US and Israeli narratives. Who is actually responsible for these translations and has any neutral Farsi speaker checked them?
from the article: Ahmadinejad: Israel is 'flag of Satan,' may face disintegration