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September 18, 2013 3

Iran’s Hispan TV Follows Press TV’s Footsteps With Live Stream On YouTube

Update — Sep­tem­ber 20, 2013: After ADL con­tacted YouTube regard­ing His­pan TV’s use of YouTube to live stream the Iran­ian network’s per­va­sive anti-Semitism, the stream fea­ture was dis­abled.  

His­pan TV, the Iran­ian government’s Spanish-language satel­lite news net­work, began a live stream of its net­work on YouTube one week ago. Like its English-language sis­ter sta­tion Press TV, His­pan TV reg­u­larly broad­casts anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist con­spir­acy theories.hispan-tv-iran-youtube

His­pan TV’s use of YouTube to live stream its broad­cast, which orig­i­nates from the offi­cial His­pan TV Nexo Latino net­work, fol­lows the dis­abling of Press TV’s live stream on YouTube.

ADL exposed Press TV’s YouTube stream in July, a day after it was launched. ADL also con­tacted YouTube regard­ing con­cerns about Press TV using YouTube as a con­duit for the per­va­sive anti-Semitism the Iran­ian media out­let is known for.

As E.U. and U.S. sanc­tions have increas­ingly tight­ened on Iran, the Islamic Repub­lic of Iran Broad­cast­ing (IRIB), Iran’s state broad­caster that pro­duces His­pan TV and Press TV, has tried to bypass sanc­tions by pro­vid­ing live feeds of its net­works through YouTube. At present, YouTube lacks an effec­tive flag­ging sys­tem for live feed technology.

Increas­ing its influ­ence in Latin Amer­ica has been a strong fea­ture of the Iran­ian government’s for­eign pol­icy in the last decade, and His­pan TV serves as a plat­form to spread Tehran’s con­spir­acy the­o­ries, Holo­caust denial and anti-Semitism.

A July 29, 2013, arti­cle on a speech made by Mah­moud Ahmadine­jad, quoted the out­go­ing pres­i­dent as hav­ing “Two ques­tions regard­ing the sup­posed ‘Holo­caust’” and “Why don’t they [the Jews] allow an inves­ti­ga­tion about the Holo­caust and why not indi­cate where the Holo­caust occurred?”

Con­spir­a­cies alleg­ing the undue power of the pro-Israel lobby are also fre­quently fea­tured by His­pan TV. In an arti­cle pub­lished on July 30, 2013, at the height of the New York City may­oral race, the “Jew­ish lobby” is char­ac­ter­ized as seek­ing out a can­di­date who can rule the city for the Jew­ish lobby. “Is Anthony Weiner only a prod­uct of his time, like Clin­ton, or was he valu­able ‘dam­aged goods’ for the Jew­ish lobby who thought of him as the per­fect con­trol­lable asset to gov­ern the city of New York for them?” 

A June 2013 arti­cle posted on the His­pan TV web­site pro­motes a con­spir­acy that Israeli sci­en­tists fal­si­fied Jew­ish genetic ances­try to jus­tify Israel’s cre­ation. “They com­mit­ted this fraud only to sup­port the false claim to bib­li­cal Pales­tine, which was rooted in the idea of being a sep­a­rate peo­ple… With this DNA test, they secured a pass­port bar­code to Pales­tine,” the arti­cle claims.

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July 25, 2013 2

Iran’s Press TV Grants David Duke A Platform For Hate

For­mer Klan leader and anti-Semite David Duke pro­moted his new book and made a num­ber of egre­giously anti-Semitic state­ments on Press TV, the Iran­ian government’s English-language news net­work which fre­quently pro­vides a plat­form for anti-Semitic con­spir­acy theorists.david-duke-press-TV-July-25-2013

Although Duke briefly served in the Louisiana State Leg­is­la­ture, Press TV incor­rectly iden­ti­fied him as a “for­mer mem­ber, House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.” Press TV then asked him to “assess” the U.S. Congress.

Invok­ing anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies about Jew­ish con­trol of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, Duke answered that Con­gress “is totally in the hands of the Zion­ists. The Zion­ists con­trol the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, lock, stock, and barrel.”

Duke then went on to make sev­eral wide-ranging anti-Semitic alle­ga­tions that are con­sis­tent with his record and typ­i­cal of the views often espoused on Press TV:

  • They con­trol our finances. They con­trol the Fed­eral Reserve. They con­trol the inter­na­tional banks…They con­trol the elite of Amer­ica through the con­trol of the Ivy League, where they dis­crim­i­nate against bet­ter qual­i­fied non-Jewish Americans.”
  • They will do any­thing. These peo­ple are tyrants…It is Jew­ish trib­al­ism and racism, the fact that they sup­port each other and dis­crim­i­nate against non-Jews in media, in gov­ern­ment, in acad­e­mia and finance that has given them the supremacy in the West over the bank­ing sys­tem, over our media, over our gov­ern­ment and really over our finances and that of course has fueled the sup­port for the Zion­ist state of Israel and the cover-up of their crimes.”
  • Duke describes this sup­posed Jew­ish con­trol over all sec­tors of the United States as “the world’s great­est sin­gle problem.”  
  • He alleges “Jew­ish com­mu­nist” and “Zion­ist” con­trol over both America’s polit­i­cal left and polit­i­cal right and that “Amer­ica is just as oppressed and dam­aged and endan­gered by this Jew­ish extrem­ist power, this Zion­ist power, as the Pales­tini­ans are.”
  • The real ter­ror­ist power in the world today is not Hezbol­lah, and it is not the Pales­tini­ans, and it’s not the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment. It is in fact Israel, which sup­ports all the real ter­ror­ism going on and the death of truly mil­lions of peo­ple in these insane wars for the power of Israel.”

Accord­ing to his inter­view with Press TV, Duke’s new book, titled The Secret Behind Com­mu­nism, exam­ines “the Jew­ish role in the ori­gins of the com­mu­nist rev­o­lu­tion in Rus­sia and how that Jew­ish suprema­cism and racism and eth­nic hatred against the Rus­sians fueled the great­est mass mur­der in the his­tory of the world.” He claims Jews “don’t want peo­ple to know about this huge holo­caust they were behind.”

In addi­tion to dis­sem­i­nat­ing its hate­ful mes­sag­ing on satel­lite TV net­works, its web­site, and social media, Press TV is now also live stream­ing on YouTube.

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July 24, 2013 0

Iran’s Anti-Semitic Press TV Now Live Streaming On YouTube

Update — Sep­tem­ber 18, 2013: His­pan TV, Iran’s Spanish-language net­work, fol­lows Press TV’s exam­ple by start­ing a live stream fea­ture on YouTube

Update — August 8, 2013: Press TV news­room direc­tor Hamid Reza Emadi today announced the cre­ation of a new YouTube chan­nel, one week after Press TV’s account had been sus­pended by the video shar­ing web­site. Press TV’s new chan­nel does not include the live stream fea­ture which appeared on their pre­vi­ous channel.

Press TV, the Iran­ian government’s English-language satel­lite news net­work that pro­motes anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries, has begun to live stream its media con­tent on the pop­u­lar video shar­ing web­site, YouTube. press-tv-youtube-live-anti-semitism

Press TV’s live YouTube feed, which orig­i­nates from the offi­cial Press TV Global News chan­nel, went live on July 23. Links to the YouTube page are pro­moted on Press TV’s Eng­lish– and Farsi– lan­guage websites.

The sta­tions broad­cast on YouTube comes at a time when the United States, the Euro­pean Union and other in the inter­na­tion­ally com­mu­nity are seek­ing to iso­late Iran by block­ing satel­lite trans­mis­sions by the Islamic Repub­lic of Iran Broad­cast­ing (IRIB), Iran’s state broad­caster that pro­duces Press TV.

While users have been able to access Press TV’s live stream directly through the network’s web­site, YouTube pro­vides the net­work a pop­u­lar new plat­form to dis­sem­i­nate its anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries to a world­wide audience.

Since E.U. and U.S. sanc­tions went into effect, IRIB and sup­port­ers of the Iran­ian regime have tried to bypass sanc­tions by pro­vid­ing lives feeds through iPhone and iPad apps and through inter­net stream­ing directly on the net­works’ websites.

ADL has con­tacted YouTube regard­ing con­cerns about Press TV using YouTube as a con­duit for the per­va­sive anti-Semitism the Iran­ian media out­let is known for.

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