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February 22, 2013 2

Coming Soon: “Khaiber” The Genocide Of Jews In Arabia

Image of “Khaiber” Movie Poster

Update: “Khaiber” writer, Yusri Al-Jindy, says now is the time to expose Jews.

A pro­duc­tion com­pany in Qatar will report­edly start film­ing a multi-million dol­lar tele­vi­sion series next month com­mem­o­rat­ing the geno­cide of Jews in Ara­bia in the 7th century.

The series, called “Khaiber,” is based on a script writ­ten by Yusri Al-Jindy, an Egypt­ian writer who has pre­vi­ously depicted Israelis and Jews as blood­thirsty sav­ages in his work. One of his plays about the 1967 war, titled “The Wan­der­ing Jew,” was banned in Egypt. 

The series, pro­duced by the Doha-based Echo Media Qatar, is sup­pos­edly sched­uled to be filmed in sev­eral Arab coun­tries, includ­ing Morocco, Egypt and Jor­dan, and will appar­ently fea­ture sev­eral well-known Arab actors. Echo Media Qatar has report­edly started build­ing sets with struc­tures sim­i­lar to the ones inhab­ited by Jews 1,400 years ago.

A report on Al Jazeera in Ara­bic yes­ter­day described “Khaiber” as “the most impor­tant fea­ture of the Islamic-Jewish fight. Mus­lims always raise its name in their ral­lies against Israel because it con­sti­tutes a mem­ory of a harsh defeat for the Jews who lived in the Ara­bian Penin­sula dur­ing the time of prophet.”

The story of “Khaiber,” accord­ing to most Islamic sources, ends with the exe­cu­tion of thou­sands of Jews, includ­ing women and chil­dren. Pro­test­ers at anti-Israel ral­lies around the world, includ­ing the U.S., often evoke this bat­tle in their chants to gal­va­nize supporters.

Accord­ing to Al Jazeera, Al-Jindy said he wrote the script because “the Zion­ist move­ment is cur­rently pass­ing through a turn­ing point as a result of the changes in the Arab world.”

Accord­ing to another report in the Qatari news­pa­per Al-Raya, the series will focus “on the social, eco­nomic and reli­gious char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Jews includ­ing pol­i­tics and con­spir­a­cies and how they dom­i­nate and con­trol tribes.”

Past Echo Media Qatar pro­duc­tions have pro­moted con­spir­a­cies about Jews. In 2010, Echo Media Qatar pro­duced a series called “The Col­lapse of the Caliphate” for Ramadan that blamed Jews for con­spir­ing with the ene­mies of the Sul­tan to end the Islamic Caliphate.

When com­pleted, the series will likely rein­force the dehu­man­iza­tion of Jews in the Arab world in the same way that pre­vi­ous pro­grams have done, such as the 2003 Egypt­ian tele­vi­sion series “Knight With­out a Horse” which was based on the noto­ri­ous forgery, “The Pro­to­cols of the Learned Elders of Zion.” Series such as this, often aired dur­ing Ramadan, are gen­er­ally very pop­u­lar and receive broader view­er­ship than pro­grams aired through­out the rest of the year.

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April 26, 2012 0

Does Jimmy Carter Endorse BDS?

It is no secret that for­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter is harshly crit­i­cal of Israeli poli­cies in the West Bank. There are now, how­ever, indi­ca­tions that Carter may have entered a new realm of anti-Israel advo­cacy with an implied endorse­ment of the cam­paign to boy­cott, divest and sanc­tion (BDS) Israel.

As quoted by Al-Jazeera in an April 25 piece, Carter states that he thinks the BDS move­ment has “been effec­tive on a wide-ranging basis, oth­er­wise the Israelis would not be so upset about it” and that it is “gain­ing in strength.”

Just as Carter’s 2007 book, “Pales­tine Peace Not Apartheid,” attempted to main­stream the apartheid anal­ogy com­monly used within the anti-Israel move­ment, his appar­ent val­i­da­tion of BDS could lead oth­ers to believe that this extreme and divi­sive tac­tic is legitimate.

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April 5, 2012 1

Egyptian Presidential Candidate Promotes Anti-Semitism

Egypt­ian pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, who wants to abol­ish Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, has a his­tory of pro­mot­ing anti-Semitic nar­ra­tives in his state­ments against Israel.

In an inter­view with Al Jazeera in Feb­ru­ary 2012, Ismail said, “There’s no such thing as the state of Israel. Pales­tine is from the river to the sea, as it’s said… The Jews are not here on Earth to be rulers.”

In an elec­toral rally a month before, Ismail attacked the Zion­ists’ efforts to orga­nize trips to Israel from around the world. The crowds chanted in response: “Oh Jews of Khaibar, the army of Muham­mad is here… Oh Jews of Khaibar, Hazem Abu Ismail is here,” evok­ing the Qur’an’s account of a bat­tle between the prophet Muham­mad and the Jews of the town of Khaibar that resulted in the sub­ju­ga­tion of the Jews of Arabia.

Dur­ing a 2011 appear­ance on the talk show on the Islamic Tele­vi­sion chan­nel Mureed Al Janna, Ismail described sto­ries from Torah as sar­cas­tic and scan­dalous and said that even Jews doubt their religion.

Ismail, who is backed by the Salafists, describes the Camp David peace treaty between Egypt and Israel as “scan­dalous and shame­ful” in his “Mes­sage to the Hon­or­able Egypt­ian Peo­ple who Bow to none but Allah,” which out­lines his pres­i­den­tial program.

The detailed pro­gram, which is avail­able on his campaign’s offi­cial web­site, also includes the fol­low­ing for­eign pol­icy note:

“We believe that Israel is ille­git­i­mate. Israel has no right in Pales­tine, but we will not col­lide with them now; we must stand up on our feet first before we think about stand­ing on the con­fronta­tion line. Tak­ing into account the inter­ests of our coun­try is above all other con­sid­er­a­tions, but this would not be at the expense of our pride and our dig­nity and our Ara­bic and Islamic relations.”

The same pro­gram calls for build­ing a stronger rela­tion­ship with Iran in order to both pres­sure the U.S. and gain eco­nomic aid from it at the same time.

Dur­ing a lec­ture in Feb­ru­ary 2012, Ismael called Osama Bin Laden a mar­tyr, say­ing that “I ask God to accept him among the mar­tyr saints and the right­eous ones…. We ask God to enable Mus­lims to revenge for his death.”

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