Ahmadinejad: Israel will ‘fade’


(JTA) — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel would "fade away from the earth."

The Iranian president’s latest prediction of Israel’s demise was made during a rally Friday in Tehran protesting Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"The crimes being committed by the Zionist regime are happening because it is aware that it has reached the end of the line and will soon fade away from the earth," the Mehr news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in remarks translated by DPA, the German press agency. He also said Israel was losing Western support.

Ahmadinejad has repeatedly said he wishes Israel would disappear.

Israel is blockading Gaza in a bid to end rocket attacks on Israel’s south.

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