Released yesterday, a new report reveals just how rampant anti-Semitism is in Iran, from the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, July 21:
The Hate Industry: a blatantly anti-Semitic series which incorporates The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has recently been shown on an Iranian TV channel. The series is yet another example of Iran’s deliberate use of anti-Semitism as a political-strategic weapon designed to promote its national objectives.
1. Throughout the Middle East and the entire world, Iran stands out as the only country to make deliberate, intensive use of “the weapon of anti-Semitism”, combined with a genocidal policy which seeks to destroy Israel, the state of the Jewish people. That characteristic of its policy makes Iran markedly different from other Arab and Muslim countries, which avoid jumping on the Iranian policy bandwagon, and from every other country in the world. In fact, Iran is the first country since Nazi Germany which officially embraces an active policy of anti-Semitism as a means to promote its national objectives.
2. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fictitious book distributed worldwide for over a century, is used by the Iranians as an important means of spreading anti-Semitic myths in Iran proper and among target audiences both in the Arab and Muslim world and in Western countries. During the three decades of its existence, the Iranian regime has published new editions and printed many copies of The Protocols, distributing them in the Arab and Muslim world and in Western countries (including translations from Persian to English).
3. Iranian media frequently publish blatantly anti-Semitic incitement and calls for the destruction of Israel. One Iranian news channel which has on several occasions broadcasted anti-Semitic programs is IRINN,2 Iran’s official news channel. Such programs claim that the State of Israel was founded on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which exposed the Jewish plot to take over the world. The programs also depict Jews as murderers, blood-thirsty demons, and criminals.3 In May and June 2008, IRINN broadcasted an anti-Semitic series based on The Protocols.
4. In May-June 2008, IRINN showed a series named Secret of the Armageddon,5 which depicts a showdown between the forces of good and the forces of evil on the Day of Judgment. The series is anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-American. It includes interviews with Iranian “experts” and members of the academia, who spoke out on the Day of Judgment. Those “experts” made extensive use of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and referred to that false publication, which is based on a forgery, as being absolutely true. They used that book to back up false claims that the Jews symbolize the forces of evil and strive to rule the world.
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