Report: Berlin Jewish Museum Bars Iranian Broadcaster From On-Site Filming
The Jewish Museum Berlin has barred the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB from filming on its premises, the German media outlet Deutsche Welle reported on Wednesday.
IRIB was seeking to air a piece on the “Welcome to Jerusalem” exhibit — which was criticized last year by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for showing the “Palestinian-Muslim view” of the holy city. The Israeli leader also demanded that the German government withhold funding for the museum.
In its explanation of the ban, the museum said IRIB’s coverage was “clearly anti-Zionist,” and the broadcaster had “disseminated anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic propaganda.”
The museum stated it was worried IRIB would “instrumentalize” the exhibit to advance “its own agenda.”
It also noted IRIB’s history of hosting Holocaust deniers “to disseminate false claims which constitute a criminal offense in Germany.”