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Benjamin Netanyahu
Iran never threatened to 'wipe Israel off the map'
Iran never threatened to 'wipe Israel off the map'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will not accept any agreement that allows a country that vows to annihilate his nation to develop nuclear weapons. Yet while the claim that Iran has vowed to annihilate Israel gets a lot of play, it is false. What Iran actually has said is that Israel will disintegrate on its own because of its racist policies — not at all the same thing. Iran surely knows that if it attacked Israel with nuclear weapons it would be destroyed, either by Israel's hundreds of bombs or by the U.S., or both. This should be clear. Alireza Nader, a senior Rand Corp. policy analyst, says 'there's a perception that Israel...