Russian TV Documentary Blames Jews for Titanic Sinking, Chernobyl Disaster, 9/11
Jews were responsible for the sinking of the Titanic, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a documentary film recently broadcast on Russia’s REN TV, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the documentary was an updated version of an earlier broadcast, aired in 2012, which claimed that “300 Jews, Illuminati and Freemasons” were behind the April 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, in order to spark an international crisis and seize control of the world.
The newer version of the film claims, among other things, that “Arab terrorists were unjustly blamed” for the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks in 2001.
In 2015, the report said, Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science called REN TV’s documentary films “the most harmful pseudoscientific project” and slammed the channel for disseminating conspiracy theories and casting doubt on facts.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported that 500 rabbis from more than 30 European countries gathered in Moscow on Sunday to discuss “the development of Jewish community life and fight against antisemitism in Europe.”
“The very fact that such a large-scale conference of rabbis is being held in our country suggests positive changes, which happened in Russia in the past decade,” Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar was quoted as saying at the European Rabbis Summit. “Owing to the stringent policy of the country’s government against any manifestation of antisemitism, this occurrence becomes marginal. The religious communities are carrying out vigorous educational and spiritual activities in all populated localities in the country, not only in its major cities.”
Russian Jews have it better than Jews in European countries, Lazar said. “We often witness misunderstanding, open enmity and clearly antisemitic outbursts [in Europe],” Lazar said. “The situation is so critical that many Jewish people living in Europe are seriously considering emigration.”
In January, as reported by The Algemeiner, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European Jews facing rising antisemitism to seek assylum to Russia.
“They can come to us,” Putin told a delegation from the European Jewish Congress (EJC) during a meeting in Moscow. “They left from the Soviet Union. Let them return.”
Putin continued: “I’ve seen reports that [Jewish] people [in Europe] are afraid of wearing a yarmulke in public. They’re trying to hide their ethnicity.”