Antisemitic conspiracy paranoia is all too common on the airwaves in the Middle East. “Lebanese Lecturer Hassan Jouni: Rich Jews Sent Poor Jews to the ‘So-Called Holocaust,'” from MEMRI, February 17:
Following are excerpts from statements made in a TV show by Hassan Jouni, an international law lecturer at the Lebanese University. The show aired on Al-Manar TV on February 17, 2013.
Hassan Jouni: The Zionists made an agreement with Hitler. Of course, they helped him rise to power, and according to the agreement, the wealthy, educated Jews gathered [to leave Germany], and in return, the poor Jews, the leftists, the Communists, and so on, were executed.
It was the poor among the Jews, who entered the so-called “Holocaust,” and especially the leftists and the Communists, who rejected Nazi ideology.