Jordan bans anti-Semitic miniseries

One scene shows Jews killing a gentile boy and making matzah with his blood.

By
October 27, 2005 22:53
1 minute read.
Jordan bans anti-Semitic miniseries

al shatat 88. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Jordanian viewers of the made-for-Ramadan anti-Semitic miniseries, Al-Shatat, may be disappointed this week.

The Jordanian government has ordered Al-Mamdouh, a new private Jordanian TV channel, to take the series off the air a week before it completed its run.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


A message received by Israel's embassy in Jordan from the media office of the Royal Palace of the Hashemite Kingdom said that while the Jordanian government was not responsible for the supervision of the content of private TV stations, the program was nevertheless no longer being broadcast, the Israeli Foreign Ministry announced.

Its removal follows a request by Israel's ambassador to Jordan, Yaakov Hadas, to have it taken off the air.

Al-Shatat purports to tell the history of Zionism but more closely resembles the Protocols of the Elders of Zion with a dose of blood libel.

In one scene, a rabbi and a group of Jews kill a young non-Jewish boy and use his blood to make matza.

The film was broadcast on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV and on Iran's Sahar TV, causing both stations to be banned from EU airwaves.



The Jerusalem Post had earlier asked the Foreign Ministry for a reaction to the broadcast of such a series in Jordan, a country formally at peace with Israel.

"As a result of your request we brought it up with the Jordanian government," said ministry spokesman Lior Ben-Dor.

Related Content

cannabis weed marijuana medical plant pot joint
July 18, 2018
Lebanon to consider legalizing cannabis growing

By REUTERS