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October 2, 2014

Details Emerge On Anti-Semitic Gathering In Tehran

As Iran’s 2nd New Horizon Conference wraps up in Tehran, new information is emerging about conference attendees, who included U.S. and international anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers and anti-war activists.

In his opening speech, Nader Talebzadeh, the director of the New Horizon Conference, explained the goal of the conference as, “distributing the articles and thoughts of top intellectuals and philosophers worldwide among Iranian universities and artists,” and that, “The emergence of ideology of criticizing the dominance of the Zionist lobby over the USA and EU, which is going to make some changes in the West, has made it an essential and attractive subject to learn.” Talebzadeh added in an interview on the sidelines of the conference to a Press TV correspondent that, “These are the people [the attendees] that are censored in the West” for their views, which include promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial.

Press TV also conducted an interview with Wayne Madsen, a U.S. anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, who claimed that the U.S. government and Congress are under Zionist control, “The Israeli agenda, which the Christian and Jewish Zionists adopt one hundred percent, is what is sold to members of Congress, and that develops into legislation, resolutions; no one votes against anything [the Zionists] put up as far as a resolution.”

Among the speakers on the first day of the conference was anti-Israel journalist Garth Porter. In his speech to the attendees, Porter leveled accusations against Israel, the Mossad and CIA for manufacturing the Iranian nuclear crisis. Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar echoed Porter’s message and predicted that Iran will become more active in world affairs as its stature and influence in the region increases.

On the second day of the conference, Art Olivier, a U.S. 9/11 conspiracy theorist and filmmaker, promoted his upcoming film about the life of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie. The film, Olivier said, will allow young Americans “to see the reality of Rachel’s life which happened 11 years ago and are going to realize the atrocity of Zionist actions against Palestinians and the people of Gaza.” Olivier also promoted the anti-Semitic canard that the U.S. film industry and Hollywood in particular are under the domination of Zionists.

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CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin interviewed on Iranian state media

Other U.S. participants also gave brief interviews to Farsi-language media during panel breaks, including CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who told IRIB Channel 1 that some of the topics at the conference addressed U.S. funding for war at expense of providing adequate healthcare for American citizens, and that, “These conferences should lift the pressure off of the Palestinian people.” Also present at the conference was Reverend Stephen Sizer, a vicar in the Church of England who, according to the UK-based Community Security Trust (CST), has been accused of promoting anti-Semitic links on his website.

Some of the notable panel discussions held during the three-day conference included “Zionist fingerprints on the 9/11 cover-up;” “The Gaza war & BDS Movement against the Zionist regime,” which Medea Benjamin was part of; “US-Israeli dual citizens working in the interest of Israel: the case for treachery;” and “The ‘Islamic’ State meme, its precursors, & the US-Israel-Saudi triangle.”

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September 11, 2014

Anti-Semite Christopher Bollyn Scheduled to Attend 9-11 Events in California

Christopher Bollyn, an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who focuses on the 9-11 attacks, reportedly will be making several appearances at 9-11 events in California. Bollyn was one of the earliest promoters of anti-Semitic 9-11 theories blaming Israel and Jews for the attacks.

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Christopher Bollyn

On September 11, Bollyn will have a table at the “9-11 Truth Film Festival” in Oakland. Two days later, on September 13, California attorney Bruce Leichty will host Bollyn at an event in San Dimas. Bollyn will also speak on September 14 at an event hosted in San Diego, sponsored by San Diegans for 9/11 Truth.

The San Dimas event is particularly troubling due to the host behind the event. Leichty is a problematic figure who has defended a number of Holocaust deniers, including Ernst Zundel, who is imprisoned in Germany for denying the Holocaust. Leichty also represented 9-11 widow Ellen Mariani in lawsuits against various entities she held accountable for her husband’s death. In motion papers, Leichty apparently used research from Bollyn to make spurious accusations against a Jewish judge on the case. In May 2012, the United States Court of Appeals sanctioned Leichty and Mariani for making frivolous arguments before the court and also highlighted the anti-Semitism reflected in the papers filed by Leichty.

In addition to hosting this event, Leichty and Bollyn have other connections, as well. A September 7 press release about the San Dimas event states that Bollyn “served as chair of the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund” and that Leichty believes that Bollyn is doing “ground-breaking work that no one else is doing” around the issue of 9-11.

Bollyn has focused most of his research on 9-11 and has continued to make the claim that the terrorist attacks were orchestrated by Israel and the Jews. In Bollyn’s 2012 book, Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World, he writes, “The ‘false flag’ terrorism of 9-11 is a monstrous Jewish-Zionist crime of our time.  The true culprits of this heinous crime are clearly being protected by a gang of like-minded Jewish Zionists in the highest positions of the U.S. government….”

Bollyn has also written numerous other articles on his website that accuse Jews of controlling the media and government. Bollyn has attended Holocaust denial conferences in the U.S. and one in Russia in 2002.  He is a former writer for the anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented newspaper American Free Press and its predecessor, The Spotlight, both published by anti-Semite and Holocaust denier Willis Carto.  American Free Press fired Bollyn in 2006, after accusing him of submitting false stories and of disloyalty to the paper.

In 2007, Bollyn was found guilty of misdemeanor aggravated assault and resisting arrest, after a confrontation with police officers in front of his home in the Chicago area.  He never appeared for sentencing and has since is presumed to be living in Europe with his wife, a Swedish citizen, and children.

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May 21, 2014

Holocaust Denial Movement Welcomes New Eric Hunt Film

Eric Hunt, a Holo­caust denier known for attack­ing Nobel Peace Prize win­ner Elie Wiesel, released a new Holo­caust denial film on May 11 titled The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax. eric-hunt-holocaust-treblinka-archaeology-hoax

Hunt’s new film, available on YouTube, is a supposed “debunking” of the documentary Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine, which aired on the Smithsonian Channel in the U.S. and Channel 5 in the UK.

In The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax, Hunt uses clips of Holocaust survivors’ testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (established by Steven Spielberg in 1994) to make his claim that gas chambers at Treblinka and Majdanek, two camps Hunt visited in making his film, were not used to systematically kill Jews but rather were used as “life-saving shower rooms.”

Hunt similarly used such clips from survivors in his previous films, including The Jewish Gas Chamber Hoax, which created buzz within the Holocaust denial movement in March. He describes the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education as a “treasure trove for revisionists.”

Hunt promoted his film on the April 27 episode of Spingola Speaks, an online radio program hosted by anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Deanna Spingola. Hunt elaborated on claims he presented in The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax, stating that the Holocaust is “a blatant hoax…a damned dirty hoax; it’s a big lie.”

While Hunt claims the Holocaust is a “hoax,” he describes the death camps as “work camps” where the Jews got what they deserved. Hunt states that the Jews in the camps “were living off interest rates, usury, etc. and if you read Mein Kampf, of course, basically Hitler said that they should be working. They shouldn’t be living off people they’re scamming.”

In the interview, Hunt also calls for action against “the Holocaust industry,” stating, “I don’t understand why we don’t sue some of them. Why don’t we bring them to court and have them stand trial, have them explain themselves?” He claims he has “actually sued Spielberg over his Holocaust lies.” Hunt also asks listeners to contact Caroline Sturdy Colls, the forensic archeologist who appears in Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine, and to “hold her accountable for her hoaxing.”

In both The Treblinka Archaeology Hoax and in his interview with Spingola, Hunt alleges the supposed Jewish-controlled media has manipulated public opinion to believe in the Holocaust hoax as part of a larger conspiracy. Hunt also said that his next “documentary” will likely focus on this alleged Jewish control of the media and will “blow the lid off of this Jewish Hollywood mafia involved in a lot of this propaganda.”

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