It is a sad state of affairs and very ugly indeed when things have to be fabricated or made up to make others appear evil and even genocidal, when in truth they are not. The truth is Ahmadinejad never said "wipe Israel off the map". That phrase is an invention by MEMRI -- the neocons propaganda tool that mistranslates articles written in the Middle East and demonizes Arabs and Islam. The "wipe off the map" statement, attributed to Iran, provides Jews another opportunity to go on a self pitying, persecution campaign as they are doing now to justify attacking Iran. It is a bold faced lie like so many others they have told in the past. What Ahmadinejad did say was to repeat Imam Khomeini's statement about regime change in Israel similar to what happened in South Africa. It was not a genocidal statement like these lying, self pitying, desperate for world sympathy Jews have been pushing. But it was a statement reflecting a change in government providing justice to all unlike the racist, barbaric Jewish regime ruling over the Palestinians today.
But let’s look at Jewish actions against Iran like in the following link and excerpt:
When do you think this article was written? Recently? No, it was written in December, 1995!!! It was published long before Amadinejad was elected president and before Iran announced it was interested in developing nuclear energy. In effect, the Israeli Lobby had declared its own war on Iran long before the current situation. Read the article to see how vehement AIPAC was even back then in seeking Iran’s destruction.
At the top of AIPAC's 1996 agenda, Grossman said, is legislation to boost Israel's military technology and to put the squeeze on Iran."If you think about the strategic threat to Israel long-term," Grossman said, "it's the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and...the spread of Islamic fundamentalism." Iran excels in both areas, he said...
Boxer, AIPAC lead efforts to cut off Iranian exports
A big fuss is being made in main stream media about Iran wanting to “wipe Israel off the map”. In any discussion about Iran that point is brought up over and over again to show the “Hitler” qualities of Iran that must be checked by a nuclear attack from the U.S. But the reality is that it is a bold faced lie. The Israeli government has been calling for the extermination of Iran publicly numerous times for many years now. Did anyone make a fuss about that? Here are just a few examples (and I can list many more) taken from headlines of articles calling for Iran’s extermination by Israel -- long before anything was claimed to be said about Israel by Iran:
November 5, 2002 "Times/UK"
"Attack Iran the day Iraq war ends", demands Israel!
By Stephen Farrell, Robert Thomson and Danielle Haas
September 30, 2004 "The Insider"
Israel Instructs America To Attack Iran And Syria
March 16, 2005 "U.S. Crusade"
Israel's Broken Record - Attack Iran
By Kurt Nimmo
February 6, 2005 "WhatReallyHappened"
U.S. - Israel Plans To Strike Iran's Nuclear Sites Finalized
June 14, 2005 "The NewYork Sun"
SPY CASE REVEALS ISRAELI PLOT TO PLANT IRAN WMD DATA
BY ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun
Dec 5, 2005 “MichNews”
Netanyahu: “If elected, I won't hesitate to order a pre-emptive strike on Iran”
By Ryan Jones, JNewsWire.com
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January 7, 2007
Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran - Times Online ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
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April 18, 2009 "From The Times"
Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government...
15 JANUARY 2007
Israel plans to nuke Iran. In the reports below, The Sunday Times have just revealed new evidence that Israel is currently planning to launch a nuclear attack against Iran. ...
Now, imagine if Iran had been saying those things about Israel? Today’s demonization of Iran claiming that Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, Iran’s pursuit for nuclear weapons and their desire to “wipe Israel off the map” is a ploy, an excuse presented to non-Jews to give Israel the justification for what they have been wanting to do all along. For the record the following is what Iran’s president said. Compare it to what Israel has been saying about Iran for many years now, as in the articles above, and judge for your self which statements are more genocidal:
The Actual Quote:
So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:
"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."
That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word "regime." pronounced just like the English word with an extra "eh" sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase "rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods" (regime occupying Jerusalem).
So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want "wiped from the map"? The answer is: nothing. That's because the word "map" was never used. The Persian word for map, "nagsheh" is not contained anywhere in his original Farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase "wipe out" ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran's president threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." despite never having uttered the words "map." "wipe out" or even "Israel."