Major Iranian News Outlets Publish Updated Antisemitic Blood Libel



Over the past two weeks, many Iranian websites have reproduced a long article accusing Jews of murdering gentile children in their shuls, draining their blood and mixing it in their matzoh for Pesach.

Perhaps the most prominent site was news site Alef, under the title “What group has been the biggest criminals in the history of mankind?”

The article includes the most grotesque artwork of Jews as murderers, both medieval and modern, including one that they took from an antisemitic Arabic Facebook page.

It goes through many countries and lists every Jewish blood libel. It claims that the reason Jews were expelled from Spain was because of their habits of murdering Christian babies.

The article even reproduces a cover of Der Sturmer from 1939 showing the Nazi paper accusing Jews of ritual murder as evidence that it must be true.

(The article also includes a video of a 1989 Oprah interview of a mentally ill woman named “Rachel” who made bizarre claims that her Jewish family was part of a cult that sacrificed babies, among other things. None of her stories have ever been corroborated by anyone she knows.)

Beyond that, the article claims that rabbis mix human blood with wine and place it on the lips of the infant boy during circumcision. It claims that the Talmud says “Anyone who kills a non-Jew, his reward is in heaven.”

Other news sites that reproduced the article, verbatim, include Mashregh News, Asredena, Harfeakhar, Khabarist, Khabarkhoon, Habbe, and Ghatreh. From there it has spread to blogs and other secondary sites.

Most of the comments are virulently antisemitic as well.

Nothing gets published on Iranian websites without permission of the government, and this is a clear and conscious decision to promote Jew-hatred in Iran. Antisemitism is official Iranian policy.

Westerners who had guided tours of Iran and then claim that Iran has no antisemitism, like Roger Cohen, are once again shown to be useful idiots.

The Algemeiner



  1. Not sure why this is even newsworthy. Don’t we know that “Antisemitism is official Iranian policy”?!? Hello?? Has everyone been asleep for the last thirty years!?!? How stupid can WE be? This is old news.

  2. If, and it’s a big if, someone with an open mind were reading it, he would immediately realize that this is being done for two reasons. One, to justify their propaganda of genocide, and two, to take the spotlight off their fellow Muslims that are committing and publicizing wholesale atrocities.