Jan 13, 2008 22:14 | Updated Jan 14, 2008 9:56
Iranian state TV produces series on the Holocaust

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?