Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A seminar entitled “World without Zionism”

Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address Wednesday morning, a seminar entitled “World without Zionism”, a semi-official daily reported on Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad will address hard-line students at the event which is to be held in Tehran, the hard-line Jomhouri Islami wrote.

Wednesday’s seminar will be the first in a line of such events being held under the same name across the country until November 4.

Last year, similar seminars were held under the name “World without America”.

Yeah, this guy's not a terrorist.....

Source: Reuters

TEHRAN, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Israel should be "wiped off the map", the official IRNA news agency reported, dampening hopes Iran could temper its hostility towards the Jewish state.

Support for the Palestinian cause is a central pillar of the Islamic Republic which officially refuses to recognise Israel's right to exist.

"Israel must be wiped off the map," Ahmadinejad told a conference called "The World without Zionism", attended by some 3,000 conservative students who chanted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America".


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference in Tehran on Wednesday, entitled The World without Zionism.

"The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land," he said.

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayat Allah Khomeini.

His comments were the first time in years that such a high-ranking Iranian official has called for Israel's eradication, even though such slogans are still regularly used at government