>The Zionist controlled media is repeating the lie that “Iran wants to wipe Israel off the map” over and over again. As with any translating from one language, in this case Persian, into English, mis-translations can occur. And indeed they have but the Zionist benefit from such inaccuracies, and have thus made no effort to correct them.
Iran denies wanting to “wipe Israel off the map”
By Sebastian Alison | February 20, 2006
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister denied on Monday that Tehran wanted to see Israel “wiped off the map,” saying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been misunderstood.
“Nobody can remove a country from the map. This is a misunderstanding in Europe of what our president mentioned,” Manouchehr Mottaki told a news conference, speaking in English, after addressing the European Parliament. “How is it possible to remove a country from the map? He is talking about the regime. We do not recognize legally this regime,” he said.
Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world. But we must be aware of tricks.
Translation of phrase “wiped off the map”
Many news sources have presented one of Ahmadinejad’s phrases in Persian as a statement that “Israel must be wiped off the map”, an English idiom which means to cause a place to stop existing.
Juan Cole, a University of Michigan Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, translates the Persian phrase as:
The Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad).
According to Cole, “Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to wipe Israel off the map because no such idiom exists in Persian” and “He did say he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse.”
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translates the phrase similarly:
[T]his regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history.
The liberal Zionist media is doing all it can to foment war against Iran. Repeating the lie that Iran wants to eliminate Jews from off the face of the map is just one of them. If Iran wanted to rid the Persian/Arab region of Jews, they could start within their own borders, where Jews and Christians, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranare reserved seats in the Majles (Parliament).