Iran’s state-run broadcasting authority, the Islamic RepubÂlic of Iran BroadÂcastÂing (IRIB),Â aired a series of anti-Semitic documentaries and interviews in the lead up to the month-long MusÂlim holÂiÂday of Ramadan, watchdog theÂ Anti-Defamation League reported on Tuesday.
The shows included a June 27 interview with Tehran University professor ValiÂolÂlahÂ NaghipourÂfar who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories claiming Jews use sorcery and witchcraft against the Islamic state.
An IRIB Channel 1 interviewer asked if Iran’s eneÂmies can gather intelligence and spy on the country with the use ofÂ jinns, superÂnatÂural beings in Islamic theÂolÂogy, known as ‘genies’ in WestÂern lexicon.
NaghipourÂfar responded, “Jews have a very strong conÂnecÂtion withÂ jinns andÂ sehr [magic].” He added that the majorÂity of Jews are “sorÂcerÂers” who can sendÂ jinns to spy on behalf of the Israeli government.
Three days later,Â IRIB’s 24-hour news netÂwork, Islamic RepubÂlic of Iran News NetÂwork (IRINN), aired a short docÂuÂmenÂtary promoting canards of an alleged nefarious Jewish-Zionist agenda and JewÂish conÂtrol of various U.S. fields, such as polÂiÂtics, poliÂcies, HolÂlyÂwood and academia.
TitledÂ Zionist Aspirations to Control the West the show used the terms “ZionÂist” and “JewÂish” interÂchangeÂably and claimÂed that one of PresÂiÂdent Obama’s biggest supÂportÂers is GoldÂman Sachs. The show claimed the investment banking firm is “America’s largest bankÂing netÂwork that has no non-Jewish ownÂers and who are all ZionÂists and supÂportÂers of Israel.”
SevÂeral high-ranking offiÂcials in global finance, such as forÂmer chairÂman of the FedÂeral Reserve Ben Bernanke, were depicted as the JewÂish hands in conÂtrol of the world’s economy. The docÂuÂmenÂtary also showed a globe with a Star of David superÂimÂposed on it folÂlowed by the AIPAC logo, claiming that the most powÂerÂful lobby in the U.S. “works for the interÂests of another counÂtry and everyÂone knows which one.”
The documentary also included scenes fromÂ Schindler’s List while claiming exploitation of the Holocaust has helped JewÂs and Zionists build their stature in HolÂlyÂwood.
“ZionÂist elites even say that non-Jews are not recÂogÂnized as human beings and only Jews have importance,” the narrator claimed.
Ramadan is a prime time teleÂviÂsion seaÂson for many counÂtries in the Arab and MusÂlim world when mulÂtiÂmilÂlion dolÂlar teleÂviÂsion series are aired nightly after the end of theÂ fast, the ADL noted.