As if to confirm what I was saying the other day about how a lie can stick no matter how conclusively refuted, Ha’aretz reported yesterday,
Ahmadinejad caused an international storm in 2005 when he said that Israel should be wiped off the map.And now, if reported correctly, Iran’s own Forein Minister wants to get in on the act.
"Every primary school student knows that it is not possible to remove a country from the map and that is very clear," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told a conference in Jordan when asked about Ahmadinejad's controversial remarks.This may be something primary school students know, because they don’t learn anything about history. But I’m dubious that even Mottaki can find, say, Yugoslavia, on a current world map.
As I wrote back in January, a map without a country called ‘Israel’ would certainly be a step forward for peace in the Middle East, but let the atrocity of Zionism remain on ‘the page of time’.