„On April 10, the Iranian hardliner website Mashregh News affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards published an article entitled ‚Who Are Human History’s Most Bloodthirsty People?‘ The article was later republished by other websites, including Alef, which is associated with Ahmad Tavakoli, a conservative member of Iranian Parliament (Majlis), former head of its research center, and a relative of Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and the Head of the Judiciary Sadegh Amoli Larijani. The article, which included quotes and pictures from classic blood libels, accused Jews of killing non-Jews and using their blood for ritualistic purposes. It claimed that Israeli policy in the Palestinian territories was proof of the rapacious and savage nature of the Jewish people and cited antisemitic literature as further evidence of crimes allegedly committed by Jews throughout history. … Such expressions of antisemitic rhetoric should not be underestimated. While the Jews in Iran seem to enjoy a reasonable degree of security and religious rights, Iranian public opinion is not immune from the possible effects of religious incitement. Antisemitic propaganda distributed by official or semi-official media as well as high-ranking clerics can create a dangerous atmosphere for the Jews, whose number is estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000. Isolated attacks against Iranian Jews in recent years have proved the vulnerability of the Jewish minority in the Islamic Republic. In November 2012 a Jewish woman in Isfahan was murdered by her neighbors who wanted to take over her home. A month later, a 24-year-old Iranian Jew, the son of a well-known wealthy businessman, was reportedly murdered for dating a Muslim girl whose father was a member of the Revolutionary Guards.“ (Der wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter des Alliance Center for Iranian Studies an der Universität Tel Aviv Raz Zimmt: Anitsemitic Incitement Is Still Alive In Iran)
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