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Israel says it does not disagree with international talks with Iran over its nuclear work as long as a 'time limit' is set on the negotiations.
"We have to think together how long this dialogue should last," Israeli deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Israeli Radio on Friday, arguing that Tehran could soon reach "a point of no return" if it were given an ample opportunity to develop its nuclear work.
Shalom, however, said that in his opinion sanctions were the "correct path"...
"We have to think together how long this dialogue should last,"
Poor people. And my guess is there will be mostly American soldiers doing all the dirty work.
A state of uncertainty is a miserable condition. Israel wants to minimize the uncertainties.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
Israel wants to minimise the amount of human life in the Middle East by a factor of ten more like it.
President George Bush has claimed he was told by God to invade Iraq and attack Osama bin Laden's stronghold of Afghanistan as part of a divine mission to bring peace to the Middle East, security for Israel, and a state for the Palestinians.
The President made the assertion during his first meeting with Palestinian leaders in June 2003, according to a BBC series which will be broadcast this month.
The revelation comes after Mr Bush launched an impassioned attack yesterday in Washington on Islamic militants, likening their ideology to that of Communism, and accusing them of seeking to "enslave whole nations" and set up a radical Islamic empire "that spans from Spain to Indonesia". In the programmeElusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, which starts on Monday, the former Palestinian foreign minister Nabil Shaath says Mr Bush told him and Mahmoud Abbas, former prime minister and now Palestinian President: "I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.' And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George go and end the tyranny in Iraq,' and I did."
And "now again", Mr Bush is quoted as telling the two, "I feel God's words coming to me: 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God, I'm gonna do it."
And Iran was to remove the existence of the state of Israel.
So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in farsi:
"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."
That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word "Regime", pronounced just like the English word with an extra "eh" sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime.
So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want "wiped from the map"? The answer is: nothing. That's because the word "map" was never used. The Persian word for map, "nagsheh", is not contained anywhere in his original farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase "wipe out" ever said.
The full quote translated directly to English:
"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".