Lebanese political analyst Yunis Awda said in an October 10, 2022 show on Al-Masirah TV (Houthis-Yemen) that the number one "diabolic endeavor" of the Jews is to spread of depravity. He invoked the infamous Benjamin Franklin myth, saying that Franklin warned Congress that if the Jews gain control of the media, medicine, and culture, they will use them to destroy American society, and he claimed that Benjamin Franklin's predictions have come true in recent years. He elaborated that the Jews have been spreading epidemics, making people stupid, and spreading depravity. It should be noted that the Franklin prophecy myth is, in fact, a piece of antisemitic Nazi propaganda published in 1935 in the Nazi "Handbook on the Jewish Question."
For more about the Benjamin Franklin myth, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8654 6930, 6432, 6223, 6180, 4664, 4213, 3359, 3108, 2521, 2277, 2260, 1905, 1747, 1629, 1588, 381, 323, 224, 89.Yunis Awda: "The number one diabolic endeavor is the spread of depravity. We can see that depravity has spread in recent times. Let me cite one of the leaders of American independence, Benjamin Franklin. He said this 200 years ago, in Congress. He said to the Americans: 'Beware of the Jews.
"Beware of the Jews. Beware lest they get hold of three things: media, medicine, and health...' – sorry, it was health, media and culture – '...because if they get hold of these things, they will destroy American society, by spreading depravity, by spreading epidemics, and by spreading ignorance among the people.'"
Interviewer: "I believe that this is what is happening worldwide."
Awda: "This is what Benjamin Franklin said. In the years that followed, this is indeed what happened. The systematic destruction of culture has begun in the U.S., which is the source of all the diseases today – depravity, ignorance, epidemics, and so on."