"Wiping Israel off the map" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jonathan
    • 03.04.07 | 01:10 (IDT)

    I have no view on this Rabbi. What I wish to highlight is your fine newspaper's false assumption that President Ahmadinejad of Iran threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." He did no such thing! And many of your readers are too well-informed to believe that he did. Ahmadinejad was deliberately mistranslated. Even the Israeli website MEMRI admits this. Ahmadinejad's exact words: "Imam (= Khomenei) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayed (must) az safleh-ye ruzgar (from the page of time) mahv shaval (vanish from)." The word "Israel" is not mentioned". The word "map" is not mentioned. And the words "wipe from" is not mentioned. All Ahmadinejad did was to make a prediction that the present right-wing regime in Israel, with its extreme form of Zionism, would one day vanish from the page of history, i.e. just like the Roman Empire had its day and then vanished. No threat to destroy Israel except in your mind!!! Orthodox Jew.

    from the article: Fire destroys Neturei Karta synagogue, rabbi's residence in Monsey, N.Y.
    First published 00:00 02.04.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.04.07
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