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Imagine the scandal if an Israeli diplomat said: “The Palestinian Authority should disappear.” On Friday, Alzeben Ibrahim, the Palestinian ambassador in Brazil, told a group of university students that “Israel should disappear.”

“And this is not the ambassador of Iran or President Ahmadinejad who is speaking.”

Thus it was evident that he did not mean Israel must disappear from the West Bank, but wiped off the map as Ahmadinejad preached.

Hamas also believes that Israel must disappear.

The writer is a widely-read columnist for the largest magazine in Brazil.

(Reinaldo Azevedo – Veja-Brazil [in Portuguese])

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