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July 15, 1998 No.
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Anti-Semitism in the Palestinian Media

Excerpts from an article entitled "Jewish Control of the World Media," by Seif 'Ali Al-Jarwan in the largest daily in the Palestinian Authority, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida July 2, 1998:

"Wherever they have lived, Jews have been subject to hatred because of their monopoly over most of the economic resources on which people live. In 'The Merchant of Venice', a play written by the English poet Shakespeare, the merchant Shylock epitomizes the avaricious Jew. Shylock is fraudulent, villainous and spiteful. This serves as the best example [of the hatred of Jews]. How, then, did the Jews manage to brainwash American and European public opinion? How did the image [of Jews] become that of the wise, courageous, ingenious, dexterous, and ambitiously innovative people?!

"One is inevitably led to believe that the success of the Jews has not been a mere coincidence. It resulted from long and arduous years of planning, which preceded their cunning control of the world's media. In a speech delivered in Prague in 1869, the Jewish Rabbi Yeshurun expressed this Jewish interest in the media, when he said: 'If gold is our first means to control the world, then the press should be our second one.'

"The first [Zionist] Congress, held in Basle in 1897, marked an ominous turning point, because the participants expressed their [desire] to implement a criminal plot to set up the State of 'Israel'. They unanimously agreed that, unless complete control over the media, and the press in particular, is achieved, unless they fully subdue the press, so as to deny their enemies even one medium of expression, and unless they themselves act as filters of information in society, such a state [Israel] would not reach fruition.

"Nonetheless, the Jews could not change their obscene image until the turn of the century, because a number of Western nations fought against Zionist activities -- particularly the Americans, who were busy consolidating their Federation. [The Americans] were alarmed at the prospect of Jewish control over the American economy and foreign policy. Later, Jews managed to take control of much of America's media, as well as media in Europe and elsewhere. Thus, they managed, to some extent, to change the image of Jews as ugly and vile in the eyes of the world. They proved particularly successful in America and Europe.

"When Nazi persecution of the Jews began, the winds began blowing in their favor. What Hitler did to the Jews actually exposed the Jewish plot. World public opinion, manipulated by the Jews, took advantage of these [persecutions], disseminating stories about a collective massacre. They concocted horrible stories of gas chambers which Hitler, they claimed, used to burn them alive. The press overflowed with pictures of Jews being gunned down by Hitler's machine guns or being pushed into gas chambers. The [press] focused on [suffering] women, children and elderly people in order to rouse empathy and claim reparations, donations, and grants from around the world."

"The truth is that such persecution was a malicious fabrication by the Jews. It is a myth which they named 'The Holocaust' in order to rouse empathy. Credible historians challenge this Jewish [myth], calling for [more] persuasive evidence to be presented. The Los Angeles Historical Society declared that it would grant US$50,000 to anyone who could prove Jews had been gassed to death. Jews exerted intense pressure and cast accusations of anti-Semitism everywhere in order to silence this challenge. Even if Hitler's onslaught facilitated the persecution of Jews to some degree, Jews certainly benefited from its aftermath…"

"A look at the number of news agencies, newspapers, magazines, and TV networks under Jewish control demonstrates how influential they are in the mass media. They control several French and British newspapers, including the [London] Times through its owner, the Australian-based Jewish [magnate], Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch also owns three magazines that specialize in spreading prostitution. Jews have managed to monopolize the British chattering classes. In addition to The Times, they have taken over The Daily Express, Daily Mail and The Observer, as well as scores of other journals. In America, [Jews control] The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Magazine, The Business Week, etc. In France, [they own] Nouveaux Cahiers, L'Express, Le Figaro, Le Cotidiene de Paris and France Soir. In other Western countries, like Australia, they also own their fair share of the media, including the world's leading TV networks. ABC, NBC, CBS, and many more are all controlled by Jews."

"It is evident that Jewish control over mass media has been harnessed to put a pleasant face on the vile image of Jews, while at the same time vilifying Arabs. This is meant to persuade world public opinion that Arabs are the historic enemies of Christian culture, focusing on the defeat of the Crusaders in the Battle of Hittin and their consequent expulsion from Palestine. Furthermore, Jews spread prostitution as a means of plunging the world into decadence, abomination, and corruption…."