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Iran, Holocaust denial and PressTV, the anti-Zionists campaign continues

Iran's PressTV

Antisemitism, Holocaust denial and Iran

Iran, Holocaust denial and PressTV

Intro by Dr Andre Oboler, Zionism On The Web special report, Dec 5 2008

The following is an e-mail conversation with PressTV which is operating in the UK but funded by Iran's government. More on PressTV can be found at Honest Reporting. More on Iran and antisemitism can be found at the The Yale Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

The content of these e-mail is quite enlightening. Specially when you consider PressTv's previous airing of Holocaust denial (which is perfectly in line with their funder's racism). The term "zioNaist" used in the final e-mail looks to be a fairly new things and is a transformation from ZioNazi. The few pages (about 50) which Google picks up show the classical antisemitic stereo types which is seems press TV wishes to promote (both in their language here and in their programming). One example of a quote using Zionaist on the good search results reads, "the Zionaist have a day off so the manipulation of the markets are righting themselves" another says "The Zionaist Occupational Gang/Middle East and these all have similar jobs".

On the plus side, if antisemites are trying to create a new word, it may mean the tide is turning on their attempts to mis-define the word "Zionism".

The campaign to brand Zionism (self-determination of the Jewish people) as racism goes back to 1975 (read more on "Zionism = Racism") but received a renewed boost with the Durban Process. The right to self determination by people is part of the charter of the united nations (Chapter 1, Article 1, part 2 of the Charter) and is included in Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as article 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. To try deny this right to one group of people is nothing short of racism. Efforts to do this however continue, most worryingly in the Durban Review Conference.

From: Qaunain Raza
To: Zionism On The Web
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 4:53 AM
Subject: Guest Appearance on PressTV - Middle East Today - London Special -Settlers Update - Channel 515 Sky

Hi, I am producing a show about  Israel Update - Settlements. We would be greatful if you could make an appearance on the show. The details are below;


Show: MET (Middle East Today - London Special)

Channel: presstv 
Date:  6th  December 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 4- 4:30pm  (UK Time)

Venue: London Studio  (we arrange transport both ways & we pay 100)



Contact: +44(0) ----------     --     +44(0) --- -------        (Raza) 
Other: Watch our previous shows on - http://www.-----Programs/   


Further Reading;


From: Zionism On The Web
To: Qaunain Raza
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 5:12 AM
Subject: Re: Guest Appearance on PressTV - Middle East Today - London Special -Settlers Update - Channel 515 Sky

Dear Qaunain,

Press TV has, like the Iranian government who fund you, actively promoted Holocaust denial. Zionism On The Web grew out of the UK student movement and as such takes the position advocated by the UK's National Union of Students, that is, no platform for racists and fascists. As such we are unable to offer you any assistance. When the request comes from a free press, not sponsored by a government who promotes genocide and from a press who work to combat racism, not promote it, then we would respond different - as we have done for other media in the past.

Dr Andre Oboler
Zionism On The Web

From: Qaunain Raza
To: Zionism On The Web
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: Guest Appearance on PressTV - Middle East Today - London Special -Settlers Update - Channel 515 Sky

Bla bla

We are free otherwise we would not contact you. And no one denies the holocaust. We are open to debate unlike you Zionist corporate new world order people.

I wanted for you to come and have a change to defend these foreign European occupiers of asia and north afrika, extension of British India , violation of International law that you call Israel.

We at presstv get many zioNaist and Israel supporters on and give them free air time so the audience can make their own assumption.

Iran does not support or promote genocide but cowboys did against Indians and the new cowboys (Israelis) do against the Real Indians (Palestine , Arabia, Asia, Lebanon) ..etc

Im sorry that Iran overthrew a puppet ZioNazi king but unfortunately Iran is not a puppet Monarchist ALCIADA group that you like

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