Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ahmadinejad On Israel Over The Years--In His Own Words

Europe strongly condemned Iran's president on Thursday for saying Israel should be wiped out and said the call raised concerns about the aims of a country the West suspects is planning to build an atomic bomb.

..."Calls for violence, and for the destruction of any state, are manifestly inconsistent with any claim to be a mature and responsible member of the international community," EU leaders said in a statement issued at a one-day summit outside London.

"Such comments will cause concern about Iran's role in the region, and its future intentions," they said.
Reuters, October 2005

Meanwhile, 5 years later, The Israel Project has collected 81 quotes from Ahmadinejad from over the years--most of them dealing with Israel. Nothing has changed--except that neither Europe, nor anyone else for that matter, bothers to condemn what Ahmadinejad says anymore.

Here are the Ahmadinejad's statements about Israel.

Iran "should have constructive interaction with all nations and countries with the exception of the illegal Zionist entity."  ("Iran's Ahmadinejad may face battle over new cabinet," Reuters, Aug. 30, 2009, )
"We are sorry for those countries around us and those neighbors who are at the service of the Zionist and are providing means for Israel's hegemony over the world. They (certain neighbors) don't understand that they are facilitating the Zionists. We hope they could wake up."  ("Iran slams neighbor states for serving Israel's interests," Xinhua, Aug. 17, 2009, )
[On opponents to his election] "They applied the methods of (Josef) Goebbels, propaganda minister of Hitler…They used this method of psychological war against our nation."  (Johnson, Anna, "Iran Election: Ahmadinejad Accuses Opponents of 'Hitler-Like' Tactics," The Huffington Post, June 10, 2009,
"Don't be afraid of those Zionists. They are on the verge of death. Their time has passed. Do not surrender your people to them… Don't you know the nature of the Zionists? Don't you know who the Zionists are? They came in order to take over our region in its entirety. At first, they said that they wanted [a country] from the Nile to the Euphrates. Once they got settled, they said that there had been a mistake, and that they wanted all the Islamic lands…Unless they are put in their place at the very beginning of their conspiracy and fitna, they will jeopardize the security of the whole world, they will jeopardize the security of the whole region… They want the entire world. At their very first step, you must crush their step, crush their leg, so that they do not dare to invade the Islamic lands" ("Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his Own Words," Anti-Defamation League, May 3, 2009,
"After the Second World War, by exploiting the holocaust and under the pretext of protecting the Jews they [the West] made a nation homeless with military expeditions and invasion…they established the most aggressive, racist country in another territory, i.e. Palestine…The global Zionism is the complete symbol of racism, which with unreal reliance on religion has tried to misuse the religious beliefs of some unaware people and hide its ugly face… we should try to put an end to the misuse of international means by the Zionists and their supporters." ("Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his Own Words," Anti-Defamation League, May 3, 2009,
"Who has asked them [the United States] to come and interfere in the affairs of nations? Change means giving up support for the rootless, uncivilized, fabricated, murdering… Zionists and let the Palestinian nation decide its own destiny.”  (“Iran leader wants U.S. apology for past 'crimes',” MSNBC, Jan. 28, 2009, retrieved Jan. 29, 2009 from

“The Holocaust…was a pretext to continue and expand the domination of the victors, particularly the United States and Britain, on the world stage.”  (“President Ahmadinejad: Re-examination of the Holocaust is like cutting the vital arteries of Zionism,” IRNA, Jan. 27, 2009,  )

“After massacring the people and driving them away from their homes, they [Zionists] usurped their [Palestinians] homeland and created the Zionist regime… They [Zionists] knew that Islamic civilization and culture has the dynamic potential to threaten their interests, which were based on oppression, force and thirst for power.” (“President Ahmadinejad: Re-examination of the Holocaust is like cutting the vital arteries of Zionism,” IRNA, Jan. 27, 2009,  )

“Unlocking the chest of the Holocaust and re-examining it would be tantamount to cutting the vital arteries of the Zionist regime. It will destroy the philosophical foundation and raison d’être of this regime.” (“President Ahmadinejad: Re-examination of the Holocaust is like cutting the vital arteries of Zionism,” IRNA, Jan. 27, 2009,  )
“Unfortunately, they [Zionists] have ensnared many politicians and parties and they are plundering the wealth and assets of nations in this way, depriving peoples of their freedoms and destroying their cultures and human values by spreading their nexus of corruption and decadence.”  (“President Ahmadinejad: Re-examination of the Holocaust is like cutting the vital arteries of Zionism,” IRNA, Jan. 27, 2009,  )
“Those who link their interests to the interests of the Zionists will go to hell.”  (“Tensions Worsen in Arab Region,” Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), Dec. 30, 2008, )
"The ideology of Zionism and its dominance have reached the end line. Zionists are at the end of the road both in theory and practice in all economic, political, military and cultural terms”  (“President: Gaza, Test Field for So-Called Human Rights Advocates,” FARS News Agency, Dec. 28, 2008, )
"Whoever intends to talk with the Iranian nation should know that Iranians would never recognize the Zionist regime.”  (“Iran President Says His Country Never Recognizes Israel,” China View, Dec. 16, 2008, )
"The Zionists are crooks. A small handful of Zionists, with a very intricate organization, have taken over the power centers of the world. According to our estimates, the main cadre of the Zionists consists of 2,000 individuals at most, and they have another 8,000 activists. In addition, they have several informants, who spy and provide them with intelligence information.”  (“Ahmadinejad: ‘If [The Zionists] Themselves Do Not Wrap Up Zionism... The Peoples Will Wipe These Germs of Corruption Off the Face of the Earth,’” MEMRI, Oct. 2, 2008, )
“Today, the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse and there is no way for it to out of the cesspool created by itself and its supporters.”  (Abramowitz, Michael; Lynch, Colum, “In U.N. Speech, Bush Focuses on Terrorism,” The Washington Post, Sept. 24, 2008,
“Israel is doomed like an airplane that has lost an engine.”  (Boudreaux, Richard, “Iran president blames Wall Street turmoil on U.S. 'military engagement',” The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23, 2008,,0,2913574.story 

"While some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired… I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."  (“Ahmadinejad says Israel won't survive,” The Independent, Sept. 18, 2008,
“The Zionist regime is a regime that will disappear.”   (“Myth of Iran Wiping Israel Off the Map Dispelled”, Press TV, Sept 18. 2008
“The Zionist regime is an artificial regime… a fictitious regime”  (“Myth of Iran Wiping Israel Off the Map Dispelled”, Press TV, Sept 18. 2008
Iran considered supporting the Palestinians its religious and national duty and would stay beside the Palestinian nation 'until the big victory feast which is the collapse of the Zionist regime (Israel).” (“Ahmadinejad: Iran will support Hamas until collapse of Israel,” Haaretz, Sept. 13, 2008, )
“You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene."  (Stewart, Phil, “Ahmadinejad calls Israel “false regime” of Zionists,” Reuters, June 3, 2008,
“They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy (it).”  (Dahl, Fredrik, “Iran’s Ahmadinejad says Israel “dying,”” Reuters, May 14, 2008,
“Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken."  (“Ahmadinejad brands Israel a ‘stinking corpse,’” AFP, May 8, 2008,
“Today the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation." (“Ahmadinejad brands Israel a ‘stinking corpse,’” AFP, May 8, 2008,
“World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and have unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region.”  ( “Ahmadinejad in new attack on 'savage animal' Israel,” AFP, Feb. 20, 2008,
“I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity that has reached the end of the line… accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end.”  (Fathi, Nazila, “Iran to produce nuclear energy by 2009, Ahmadinejad says,” International Herald Tribune, Jan. 31, 2008,;
“It is impossible that the Zionist regime will survive. We are disappointed that some individuals fell victim to the sinister Zionist regime. They are mistaken if they thought that this summit will bring any achievements for them.” (“Interview With President Bush; Republican Presidential Candidates Prepare For CNN/YouTube Debate,” CNN, Nov. 28, 2007,
“I wish the name of Saudi Arabia was not among those attending the Annapolis conference…Arab countries should be watchful in the face of the plots and deception of the Zionist enemy.” (“Ahmadinejad disappointed from Saudi participation in Annapolis conference,” Al Bawaba, Nov. 26, 2007,
"Canada and Alaska have vast lands, why don't you relocate them [Israeli Jews] over there and keep helping them over there with (aid of) 30 to 40 billion dollars per year for building a new existence over there."  ("Anti-Israeli Demonstrations Start in Iran," Fars News Agency, Oct. 5, 2007,
"They [world powers] should not think that the Iranian nation and other nations in the region will take off their hands off the throat of the Zionists and their supporters."  ("Iran marks Jerusalem Day," Aljazeera, Oct. 5, 2007,
"[The] creation of the Zionist regime, [and the] continuation of its existence... are an insult to human dignity." ("Iranian officials support Palestine on Qods Day," IRNA, Oct. 5, 2007,
“The Zionist regime is the flag bearer of violation and occupation and this regime is the flag of Satan…It is not unlikely that this regime be on the path to dissolution and deterioration when the philosophy behind its creation and survival is invalid.”  (“Iran’s president calls Israel ‘the flag of Satan,’” EJP, August 20, 2007,
"With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine. By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future."  ("Iran president sees 'countdown' to Israel's end." Reuters, June 3, 2007,
"The nation seeks peace and security all over the world and wants to have relations with all nations and states except for the Zionist regime."  (Al-Bawaba Reporters, "Ahmadinejad: Iran Army to 'cut hands of aggressors,'" Al-Bawaba, April 18, 2007,; "Ahmadinejad says Iran army is of defensive nature," Al-Manar TV, April 18, 2007,
"Zionists are the true incarnation of Satan."  ("Zionists 'incarnation of Satan,'" Ahmadinejad," AFP, March 1, 2007)
"…the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel will soon come to the end of their lives." ("With Friends Like These…," Investor's Business Daily, Jan. 30, 2007,; Laapin, Yaakov, "Iran: Israel, US will soon die," Ynetnews, Jan. 23, 2007,,7340,L-3356154,00.html)
"Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear." ("Iranian leader predicts Israel's end," UPI, Nov. 13, 2006)
"Today the Iranian nation's (nuclear) strength is ten times stronger than it was last year at the beginning of this glorious path.”  (“Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says Nuclear Program Will Proceed,” FOX News, Oct. 23, 2006,,2933,223722,00.html  )
"The real cure for the conflict is elimination of the Zionist regime."  (Berger, Sebastien; Bishop, Patrick, "'Eliminate' Israel to solve the crisis, says Iranian president," The Daily Telegraph, Aug. 4, 2006,
"The waves of fury of Muslim nations will not be confined within the boundaries of the region, and the people who close their ears to the cries of the Palestinians and blindly support this regime will be responsible for the consequences."  ("Iran's Ahmadinejad attacks Israel at Iraq conference," AFP, July 8, 2006)
"Today the Palestinian nation's will is the greatest power in the Middle East and by voting in favor of Hamas the Palestinians emphasized their ideal of resistance till the liberation of their country and the enemies cannot confront that will."  ("Ahmadinejad: Palestinian nation's will greatest power to solve Mideast crisis," IRNA, Feb. 21, 2006, accessed Feb. 22, 2006)
"The Palestinians' vote in this election was to the liberation of the entire occupied territories through continuation of resistance and the establishment of an independent Palestinian country."  ("Ahmadinejad: Palestinian nation's will greatest power to solve Mideast crisis," IRNA, Feb. 21, 2006, accessed Feb. 22, 2006)
"Some Western governments, in particular the U.S., approve of the sacrilege on the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while denial of the `Myth of Holocaust', based on which the Zionists have been exerting pressure upon other countries for the past 60 years and kill the innocent Palestinians, is considered as a crime." ("President: Real holocaust to be sought in PalestineIraq," IRNA, Feb. 11, 2006)
"They have created a myth in the name of the Holocaust and consider it above God, religion and the prophets."  (Vick, Karl. "Iran's President calls Holocaust 'Myth' in latest Assault on Jews," The Washington Post, Dec. 15, 2005,
"Some Europeans countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces…Although we don't accept this claim…If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe-like in Germany, Austria or other countries-to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe."  ("Iran's Leader Voices Doubt On Holocaust," Reuters via The Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2005,; "Ahmadinejad: Courting controversy," Aljazeera, Dec. 14, 2005,
"Anybody who recognises Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, [while] any [Islamic leader] who recognises the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world." (MacAskill, Ewen; McGreal, Chris, "Israel should be wiped off the map, says Iran's president" The Guardian, Oct. 27, 2005,,12858,1601413,00.html)
"The Islamic world will not let its historic enemy live in its heartland."  (Penketh, Anne, "Iran's leader says Jewish state 'should be wiped from map," The Independent, Oct. 27, 2005,
[Hat tip: American Thinker]

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NormanF said...

Anti-Semites have predicted Israel's disappearance for decades now.

Its continued survival mocks their confident predictions.

No wonder they are so obsessed with this tiny country!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Pity they stopped in Sep 2009, though. There were quite a few pearls since.

Daled Amos said...

In Ahmadinejad's case, he also does it to bolster his standing--and Iran's--as a leader in the Mideast, along with their nuclear program.

Daled Amos said...

I suppose the list is from last year and they saw no point in updating it.