Israel in the Iranian media: demonizing the "Zionist regime"

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2013. Israel in the Iranian media: demonizing the "Zionist regime". Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 7 (1), pp. 77-86. ISSN 2373-9789

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The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) espouses an official policy of anti-Zionism, which is frequently punctuated with blatant antisemitism. Although the Imperial State of Iran enjoyed diplomatic and strategic relations with Israel, following the 1979 Islamic Revolution all bilateral relations were severed by the newly established Islamic Republic. Tehran vocally supports Palestinian sovereignty over the whole of present-day Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, while periodically calling for the destruction of the Jewish State. It systematically refers to Israel by demeaning terms such the "Zionist regime" and "Occupied Palestine," and positions both Israel and Jews as posing a threat to Iran, Muslims, and the world more generally. Iran's fervent anti-Zionist/antisemitic position has drawn support from other Arab and Muslim countries, and condemnation from much of the Western world.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs
Creators: Jaspal, R.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2013
Volume: 7
Number: 1
ISSN: 2373-9789
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Apr 2020 12:35
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 12:35

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