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Monday, September 17

Iranian TV and the Holocaust

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad apparently has little love for the State of Israel, going so far as to call for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map." He also denies that the Holocaust took place.

However, a program on Iranian state-run television might indicate a moderation of that stance.

The miniseries is called Zero Degree Turn, and it's a love story between an Iranian diplomat in Paris trying to get his French Jewish girlfriend out of the country before the Nazis ship her and her family off to the concentration camp.

Which raises a question.

What the hell's this?

Well, it seems that the state broadcasting system isn't under the authority of the President in Iran, but under the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. One media analyst on CNN opined that the Ayatollah was wanting to send two messages:

1. It's the Jewish state they're pissed at, not the Jews; and

2. The 25,000 Jews in Iran have nothing to worry about.

Quite an interesting state of affairs, don't you think?

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