Lebanese sociologist and political analyst Dr. Talal Atrissi said that the Jews control the media, cinema, and arts and accuse anyone who is critical of Israel with antisemitism. He made his remarks in an interview that aired on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) on July 22, 2021. In reference to the Japanese director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, who was fired after a video emerged of him telling jokes about the Holocaust, Dr. Atrissi said that even Japan, "an ally of the U.S. and a supporter of Israel, is afraid of mentioning the Holocaust." He then continued to say that Marlon Brando implied that Jews "dominate global cinema," and as a result was threatened that he would never work in Hollywood if he does not apologize, because Jews do this "is true" and control Hollywood. He further said that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are banned in French bookstores, yet the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were published, and after the attack on the magazine's offices, the magazine was praised and supported by all of France's newspapers. Dr. Atrissi added: "There is a phobia of the Holocaust and a phobia of antisemitism."
Dr. Talal Atrissi: "[The Jews] hold the whole world responsible and make everybody feel guilty because of what happened in Europe.
"Numerous studies and documents prove that Jews control such fields as cinema, media, and the arts, as well as many platforms of media, art, and press. They use these platforms to label any anti-Israeli remark as antisemitism. This is what scares the world, this is what scares Europe. Even Japan, an ally of the U.S. and a supporter of Israel, is afraid of mentioning the Holocaust, due to the guilt associated with the actions of the Europeans, the Nazis, and the modern Western civilization.
"I remember that years ago, the famous actor Marlon Brando said that the Jews dominate global cinema, and that they control the films, the actors, the directors, and so on. He was threatened that he would not appear in any Hollywood movie, and he had to retract his remarks and apologize. All this just because he said... And this is true. They control most of he film production companies.
"The book called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, regardless of whether its author and its content are real or not...This book is banned from French bookstores. If this book is found there, the bookstore is shut down, while the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo were published...After the  attack on [the offices of] Charlie Hebdo, all the newspapers in France supported the magazine, saying 'we are all Charlie Hebdo.' There is a phobia of the Holocaust and a phobia of antisemitism. This deviates from all the principles of the alleged democracy, of the freedom of criticism, and of the freedom of thought."