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April 27, 2012 10:05 am

Jordanian Director Criticizes Saudi TV Airing Holocaust Content For “Empathy Towards the Jews”

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Jordanian television director and critic Amer Gharaibeh has criticized the Saudi TV channel MBC2 for airing programming about the Holocaust, thus empathizing with the Jewish people.

“The question whether the [Holocaust] happened or not does not concern us. What concerns us is that this movie … is a primitive but powerful attempt to evoke the viewer’s empathy towards the Jews,” Gharaibeh wrote, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“What troubles us here is that Hollywood is controlled by Jewish capital, which strongly promotes its own agenda [and works to] spread this culture and create empathy towards the Jews throughout the world,” He specifically criticized the airing of Roman Polanski’s movie “The Pianist.” Such movies, he claimed, harm “our Arab and Islamic [identity] and promote the agenda of others.”

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