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Jun 11, 2023
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Iranian Political Analyst Alireza Soltanshahi: The Jewish Problem Existed Even Before Zionism, And Judaism Will Continue To Exist Even After Israel Is Annihilated; Judaism Revolves Entirely Around Money

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Source: IRIB Ofogh TV (Iran)

Iranian political analyst Alireza Soltanshahi said in a June 11, 2023 show on Ofogh TV (Iran) that there had been a "predicament called the Jewish problem" since long before the Zionist movement, and he gave the example of the medieval expulsion of Jews from England. He said that the Jews "place a massive emphasis on money," that Judaism "completely revolves around money," that the Jews always had problems with their neighbors wherever they lived, and that even if Israel is annihilated, the Judaism will "continue to exist, but in a different form."

In October 2018, Soltanshahi organized a conference titled "Antisemitism: Truth or Political Justification," in which he was introduced as Secretary-General of the Organization for Aiding the Islamic Revolution of the Palestinian People in the Office of the Iranian Presidency. He was also introduced as a member of the Free Palestine team at the NEDA Institute for Scientific Political Research. For more information, see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 7758.

Alireza Soltanshahi: "The Zionist regime is the cause of war, divisiveness, racism, and terrorism in the region."


"When we look at history, even going further back than the last 126 years, there has been a predicament called the Jewish problem. Many of your viewers might not know this fact, but in England from 1290 to 1656- for about 350 or 400 years- the Jews were expelled from England, and under no circumstances were they allowed to come back. What was the reason for this? Historically, you can see this [even] at the advent of Islam. Now I want to say in parentheses that when we are talking about the Jews, we are talking about the Jews that deviated from the religion of Moses."

Interviewer: "I wanted to reiterate that this is not about religion at all."

Soltanshahi: "Correct, we are not concerned with the real followers of Moses. We are talking about the Jews who were problematic throughout history in their attitude towards all the prophets, as well as towards Islam and the other nations."


"All the Jews, no matter where they lived, had an issue with non-Jews."


"They place a massive emphasis on money. In our Quran, there are different places that mention how their attraction for money, worldliness, and materialism has brought them trouble. "


"Judaism contains all the tools necessary for becoming wealthy. Judaism completely revolves around money.

"If Israel were to be annihilated soon, the eight million Jews- and even many of the five or six million Jews living in Israel- would not necessarily be annihilated. Zionism, which is a transient project, had been utilizing Colonialism, but it is over. Judaism with its previous function will continue to exist, but in a different form."

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