Tom and Jerry and the Jewish problem

Prof. Hasan Bolkhari, member of the Film Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, gives a lecture entitled: "A Jewish conspiracy to improve the image of mice, because Jews were considered 'dirty mice' in Europe.

August 10, 2009 20:54
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It's not just Palestinian TV that's utilizing the airwaves for spreading lies and hatred about the Jews. At the MEMRI site, we viewed a video which revealed a deep, dark Jewish plot: using a pair of cartoon mice to push the Jewish worldwide agenda. The video is of a lecture given by Prof. Hasan Bolkhari, a member of the Film Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and a cultural adviser to the Iranian Education Ministry, which aired on Iranian TV Channel 4 as part of a film seminar in February 2006 entitled: "A Jewish conspiracy to improve the image of mice, because Jews were considered 'dirty mice' in Europe." The conspirators in question? Tom and Jerry, of course. During the video, in which his audience is seen taking copious notes, Bolkhari says; "There is a cartoon that children like. They like it very much - Tom and Jerry." "Some say that this creation by Walt Disney [in reality, Tom and Jerry were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for MGM] will be remembered forever. The Jewish Walt Disney Company gained international fame with this cartoon," Bolkhari says to his class. "The cartoon maintains its status because of the cute antics of the cat and mouse, especially the mouse. Some say that the main reason for making this very appealing cartoon was to erase a certain derogatory that was prevalent in Europe." After accusing the Jews of being "the main power to hoard money and wealth" during the 19th century and explaining that "perhaps this was one of the reasons that caused Hitler to begin the anti-Semitic trend," Bolkhari notes that during Hitler's reign, "the Jews were degraded and termed 'dirty mice.' Tom and Jerry was made in order to change the Europeans' perception of mice." "If you happen to watch the cartoon tomorrow," he says, "bear in mind the points I have just raised, and watch it from this perspective. The mouse is very clever and smart. Everything he does is so cute. He kicks the poor cat's ass. Yet this cruelty does not make you despise the mouse. He looks so nice and he is so clever... This is exactly why some say it was meant to erase this image of mice from the minds of European children, and to show that the mouse is not dirty and has these traits. Unfortunately, we have such cases in many Hollywood shows."

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