Jan 13, 2008 22:14 | Updated Jan 14, 2008 9:56
Iranian state TV produces series on the Holocaust
By RACHEL KANTZ AND MIRIAM NISSIMOV

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has captured the world’s attention with his incendiary attacks against Israel and his Holocaust denial.

Jews Vs Zionists: ‘Zero Degree Turn’ is Iranian state TV’s take on the Holocaust.

He shored up his rhetoric by sponsoring a Holocaust cartoon contest in 2006, encouraging a plethora of pseudo-academic inquiries into the genocide, and hosting prominent Holocaust deniers for what his regime claimed was a conference convened to check the veracity of historical claims regarding the Holocaust.

If Ahmadinejad perpetuates the Islamic Republic’s traditional attempts to undermine Israel’s right to exist by denying and/or trivializing the Holocaust, then why has Iranian state television produced Zero Degree Turn, a high-budget series that is ostensibly sympathetic to the fate of European Jewry during World War II?

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