Iran resumes its New Horizon Conference in Tehran, devoted to promoting anti-Israel activists, anti-Semitic propaganda, and speeches from Holocaust deniers.
By Cynthia Blank
The New Horizon Conference – whose cancellation last year was attributed to the “more moderate” new government of President Hassan Rouhani – has gone on as planned this year.
Anti-Israeli activity in Iran – Reuters
The conference, currently taking place in Tehran, is part of its 13th International Resistance Film Festival. According to conference materials, the meetings are devoted to focusing on a range of topics, including “Similarities [between] Nazism and Zionism, America and the Zionist crimes in the world, Hollywood and the Israel lobby, etc.”
Mohsen Ghomi, official advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, opened the conference with this statement: “Our source of power is just our words which are the biggest threat to Zionists,” and that, “American officials are puppets of the Zionist lobby who are taking advantage of American ignorance.”
The conference drew some high-profile American anti-Israel activists, as well as international anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers, revealing a disturbing collaboration between such individuals and Iranian purveyors of anti-Semitic propaganda, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Continue Reading »