Iranian scholars have disputed Mr Netanyahu's characterisation of the Iranian threatIranian scholars have disputed Mr Netanyahu's characterisation of the Iranian threat, saying Mr Ahmadinejad was misquoted in threatening to ''wipe Israel off the map''. They say that Tehran's aim is actually the collapse of the Israeli government and its replacement by Palestinian rule, rather than a new genocide against the Israeli people. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has repeatedly stressed this point, although he also has said that he is implacably opposed to Zionism and the existence of the Israeli state
Talking about double talk, they assure us that all they want is the collapse of the Israeli government? Which one? They have been saying this ever since they came to power since the late seventies. Israel is a democracy and it had both leftist and rightist governments with a number of different leaders. The Ayatolahs have been saying the same thing about each democratically elected Israeli government. They want to replace Israel by "Palestinian Rule". In other words, replace the state of the Jewish people with a state for the Muslim people. What is that but the destruction of Israel?