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Round-up of links disputing Ahmadinejad’s avowed “wipe of the map” sentiments

1. Does Iran’s President Want Israel wiped Off The Map and Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of rhetoric in media on its way to war against Iran – Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad by Anneliese Fikentscher and Andreas Neumann (Germany), Translation to English: Erik Appleby
In German
In English

2. A good commentary from Jonathan Steele at the Guardian: ‘Lost In Translation: Experts confirm that Iran’s president did not call for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. Reports that he did serve to strengthen western hawks’ (June 14, 2006)

3. Juan Cole‘s defence and refutation of Hitchens (May 3, 2006)

4. Virginia Tilley’s article in Counterpunch entitled ‘Putting Words in Ahmadinejad’s Mouth: Is Iran’s President Really a Jew-Hating, Holocaust-Denying Islamo-fascist who has threatened to “wipe Israel off the map?” (August 28, 2006).

5. A review of the Cole-Hitchens dispute related to Coe’s position on Iran – Bill Scher, ‘The Importance of Cole V. Hitchens’ in Huffington Post, 4 May 2006.


Iran Target of Apparent Disinformation Ploy by Jim Lobe, InterPress News (22 May, 2006)

2 comments on “Round-up of links disputing Ahmadinejad’s avowed “wipe of the map” sentiments

  1. Rochonf
    24 September, 2006

    Hey, you. I think that you should drop a nickname for you anywhere. I want to call your name and I don’t know what to say.

    Well, anyway, I thank you for that information, it was very interesting and the media is saying nothing about it. I really thought Ahmadinejad said those famous expressions, but now I am glad to know the truth.


  2. opit
    20 October, 2006

    I just was fooling around with my online programs and found the comment tracker. It’s always nice when someone takes the time to lay out an analysis comparing the propaganda flying around with reality.

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