Israeli deputy PM admits: Iran didn’t say “we’ll wipe Israel off the map”

Independent Australian Jewish Voices

A rare admission from Israel

Dan Meridor, Israel’s deputy prime minister [EPA]

By Teymoor Nabili

Was it a momentary lapse of concentration or an honest admission? 

Last week, in an interview with Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor in Jerusalem, I heard something I have not heard before.

Let’s start with the background.

With the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) talks on Iran’s nuclear programme about to kick off, and the air thick with talk of a military attack on Iran, it seemed appropriate to try to gain some perspective from the Israeli establishment. 

As Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy with a background in Iran issues, Meridor was the perfect man to talk to to.

An able and experienced politician, Meridor was mostly happy to skirt the direct questions and recite approved talking points.

It’s when I challenged him on the biggest…

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