Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attacked the Israel-UAE agreement on Wednesday, and called Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser – as well as pro-Israel Americans – “filthy Zionist agents.” Khamenei referred to him as “the Jewish member of Trump’s family,” in a series of tweets that were condemned as reactionary and antisemitic.

Khamenei’s use of the word “filthy” and his singling out of “Jewish” members of the Trump administration, as well as calling them “cruel”, were all words used on his English language Twitter channel.

Blue and White MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh slammed the tweets, asking Twitter if “singling out a Jew and referring to Jews as ‘filthy’ violate your hate-speech policy.”

US Assistant Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism Ellie Cohanim tweeted that it was time for the social media giant to permanently remove the “vile anti-Semite” from Twitter. Emily Schrader, founder of Social Creative, also slammed the tweet for being antisemitic.

The Iranian leader has long spread hatred for Israel using his official Twitter account, as well as during speeches and sermons. The official regime narrative presents Iran as not being antisemitic, pointing to the relatively large Jewish community in the country as evidence of the lack of antisemitism. It argues that in contrast to the Arab nationalist regimes of the 1950s, Tehran has had a more progressive policy.

However, the tweets in English using words like “filthy” and “cruel” appear to have been written by someone who has knowledge of traditional Western antisemitism.

Accusations that Jews are “cruel” or “filthy” are part of Western antisemitic tradition, appearing prominently throughout the Middle Ages. The Iranian leader did not tweet the same words in Farsi or on any of his other accounts, implying that a careful study was made by his media team to use the right words in order to push antisemitism through terms that have been used by Nazis and other regimes in the West.

Read the full article at JPost

FREE booklet:

Britain’s stand with Israel – 12 actions CUFI would like the UK to take

Related Articles:

Prophetic Eclipse? God’s views on the sun, moon, and Israel

Eclipses are one of the wonders of the natural world. These astronomical phenomena excite our senses and captivate our imaginations, so it is understandable that news of the total solar...

Wars and rumours of wars: Israel poised for imminent attack by Iran

Iran or a proxy could launch an attack against Israel imminently.UK and US has committed support to Israel, but recent undermining of Israel's war against Hamas has emboldened Israel's...

With Israel on high alert from northern threat, Israel has every right to defend itself against this evil

Since 7 October, while Israel has been dealing with Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah has been simultaneously engaging in a relentless campaign of terror in Israel’s north. More than 1,000...

IDF mistakes must not cause Christians to turn their backs on Israel

This week we received the tragic news that seven international aid workers were killed by Israeli airstrikes. An unfortunate mistake that cost the lives of innocent people, including...

Why are NHS nurses in Manchester even wearing Palestinian flags?

Imagine being a Jewish family visiting your local NHS hospital and the staff that treat you are wearing Palestinian flags. Our hospitals should be places where every person entering...