Iranian protestors burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in Tehran on July 25, 2014 to mark the Quds Day.
(photo credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI /AFP)
This coming April, Iran will host its first-ever International Hourglass Festival, dedicated exclusively to counting down to the "imminent collapse of the Zionist regime."
At a press conference announcing the festival on Tuesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Secretary General of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada, said that "the Islamic Republic won't allow the Zionists to play with the security" of the Middle East.
Amir-Abdollahian added that the Iranian regime believes that Israel will collapse within the next 25 years and suggested that, in the time being, Israel is purposefully keeping the region in an era of instability.
To combat this "Zionist aggression," Iran is hosting the festival as a means to showcase anti-Israel art and multimedia creations.
In the past, Iran has expressed this same sentiment by burning Israeli flags and hosting an annual Holocaust cartoon contest.
Those wishing to enter the festival may submit any number of creations or productions, ranging from animated films and mobile apps to posters and online games. The festival's organizers said that they will partner with over 2000 "anti-Israel NGOs" from around the globe.
The themes of the festival include the following: the Quds-occupier regime (Israel) and human rights, oppression, Islamophobia and terrorism promotion; the Zionist child-killing regime; Israel, a cancerous tumor; and Israel, a fake, racist and colonialist regime.
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Coming full circle, the closing ceremony of the festival will be held on International Quds Day, when massive rallies and protests are often held in Arab and Muslim cities across the Middle East.
The organizers will present a monetary prize of $1800 for the winner of each individual medium, and a prize of $2700 to the winner of the entire festival.
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