Press TV, Iran’s government-run English-language news network, continues to provide a platform for American anti-Semites to spread hateful conspiracy theories, starting 2015 with news reports that Jews are behind all that is wrong with the world.
Press TV is the Iranian government's primary English-language propaganda tool, promoting a wide range of pernicious anti-Semitic conspiracy theories as “news” to a worldwide audience.
Operated by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Press TV serves as a mouthpiece for American anti-Semites, conspiracy theorists, and Holocaust deniers, who help amplify the Iranian regime's hateful messages.
Press TV started 2015 with news reports that Jews and/or Israel were behind the attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, the creation of ISIS, the 2011 attacks in Norway that left 77 people dead, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
- Creation of ISIS: Kevin Barrett, an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist and frequent Press TV contributor, stated on January 20, 2015 in a piece titled “Zionist NWO murders Iranian general, American filmmaker” that “The Zionists created ISIL and sent it to fight Muslims and Christians in Syria and Iraq…New World Order Zionism is also targeting the USA for destruction.”
- 2011 attacks in Norway: Barrett stated in a February 17, 2015 article titled “9/11 attack was Zionist coup d-etat to seize power in US: Scholar” that “…Zionist pre-emptive murderers excel at ‘killing the future’…A team of Zionist-liked professional killers executed a total of 77 people, while Zionist-freemasonic assets in the Norwegian police and military stood by.”
- 9/11 terrorist attacks: In the same February 2015 article Barrett stated that “The September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were a Zionist ‘coup d'etat’ to seize power in the country and launch a permanent war on Islam on behalf of Israel…”
Press TV articles and broadcasts in 2015 also continue to allege that Zionists control the media, politics, finance, and other sectors and supposedly use this control for nefarious purposes.
For example, virulent anti-Semite and former Klan leader, David Duke stated in a March 19, 2015 article titled “Zionists know war with Iran can upset their apple cart: Ex-US state lawmaker” that “These more cunning Zionist extremists think that war might upset their apple cart, but they are still moving toward the same objective, that is the expansion of Israel, the destruction of the Palestinians, the destruction of the rights of all the nations of the world and a subservience to a Zio-globalist economy, the Zio-globalist government.”
For more information, please see ADL’s full updated report on Press TV.