Angela Merkel’s gov’t says Iran’s call to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ not anti-Semitic

Angela Merkel’s gov’t says Iran’s call to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ not anti-Semitic

[Ed. – It would be interesting to know how they would characterize the threat.]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has declared that Iran’s call to obliterate the State of Israel is not an expression of antisemitism.

On October 1, Merkel’s Foreign Ministry labeled the call to destroy Israel by commander-in-chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Gen. Hossein Salami as “anti-Israel rhetoric.”

When the Post asked the Merkel administration if it agreed with the Foreign Ministry statement, a government spokesman told The  Jerusalem Post: “We have nothing to add to the reply of the foreign office.”

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The Post had specifically asked if Salami’s statements were antisemitic.

In late September, Salami delivered his call to exterminate the Jewish state before an audience of IRGC leaders that was publicized by the state-funded IRNA agency, as well as other Iranian regime-controlled outlets.

Salami said that “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer… a dream [but] it is an achievable goal.”

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