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Iranian conference promoting antisemitism

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Source: Jpost

Teheran – The conference opened with the Ayatollah’s adviser
saying “American officials are puppets of the Zionist lobby who are taking
advantage of American ignorance.” 

 

A conference denying the Holocaust and bashing Israel will take place
this year in Tehran with a number of foreign guests, despite its cancellation
by the Iranian government in 2013.

 

The 2nd New Horizon Conference bills itself as a “conference of
independent thinkers & film makers” while focusing on topics such as
the “similarities [between] Nazism and Zionism, America and the Zionist crimes
in the world, Hollywood and the Israel lobby … .”

 

“A disturbing new element
in this anti-Jewish gathering is the appearance on the guest list of a few
high-visibility US anti-war and anti-Israel activists who claim their positions
are not motivated by antisemitism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National
Director.

 

Mohsen Ghomi, official advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
opened the conference saying “American officials are puppets of the Zionist
lobby who are taking advantage of American ignorance.”

 

“A disturbing new element
in this anti-Jewish gathering is the appearance on the guest list of a few
high-visibility US antiwar and anti-Israel activists who claim their positions
are not motivated by antisemitism,” said Foxman

 

The three-day event is taking place as part of the 13th International
Resistance Film Festival, which will present films on topics as varied as ‘A
revealing image of the US and Zionism crimes in the world’, ‘Regional and
worldwide spread of the Islamic Awakening’, ‘A world free of terrorism and
nuclear weapons’, ‘The role of Zionism and Wahhabism in desecration of Muslim
beliefs and Prophet.’

 

Here are pictures from the conference

 

Among the people attending what is being called a hatefest are Medea
Benjamin, the co-founder anti-war organization CODEPINK, Alison Weir, the
director of two American anti-Israel organizations, Mark Siljander, a former US
representative from Michigan found guilty of ties to terror funding groups and antisemitic
French “comedian” Dieudonne M’bala M’bala.

 

One of those attending the conference was Wayne Madsen, described by the
government-run Iranian news source Press TV as an “American investigative
journalist,” who said “Zionists” are controlling the American
government, hearkening back to a long-held antisemitic tropes.

 

Last year, Iran’s foreign ministry cancelled the New Horizon Conference,
in a move to demonstrate that the country is veering toward a new diplomatic
direction under the leadership of new President Hassan Rouhani. It is unclear
why the Iranian government decided to allow the conference to proceed this
year.

 

Participants

Prof. Anthony James Hall

Prof. Claudio Mutti

Prof. Claudio Moffa

Dr. Gareth Porter

Dr. Rev. Stephen Sizer

Dr. Mateusz Piskorski

Dr. Rev. Randy Short

Dr. Maria Poumier

Dr. Issa Chaer

Wayne Madsen

Medea Benjamin

Art Olivier

Luke Rudkowski

Ken Ok’eefe

Pepe Escobar

Manuel Ochsenreiter

Tim Pool

Cyrus McGoldrick

Caleb Maupin

Jean-Michel Vernochete

Joe le Corbeau

Olivier Lemoine

Maurizio Blondet

Roberto Quaglia

Ahmad Rami

Eric Walberg

Isabelle Praile

Hassan Alkatib

Manuel Galiana Ros

Juan Antonio Aguilar

Mohamad Mouhajer