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Iranian News Agency Launches Hebrew-Language Site on Second Anniversary of Soleimani Assassination

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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, gives a speech during a ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the killing of senior Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. attack, in Tehran, Iran January 3, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran’s news agency Tasnim on Monday officially launched a Hebrew-language website to coincide with the second anniversary of the assassination of Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani by the United States.

The semi-official news agency stated that the new site was created because of the “strategic importance that the issue of Palestine has for the Islamic Republic of Iran and for Muslims across the world,” and to counter what it called “massive and systematic censorship” of news about the “Zionist regime” in the media.

“The undeniable reality is that not only have the people of the world been deprived of receiving the news about the whole truth about the occupied Palestine and the Zionist crimes, but the reports that are fed even to the residents of the occupied territories are being extensively manipulated and managed,” Majid Qolizadeh, CEO of Tasnim, said in a statement.

The aim of the site is to feed Hebrew speakers with “true and authentic news of what is happening inside the occupied territories and other parts of the world, particularly in the West Asia region,” according to Qolizadeh.

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