Houthi health minister claims Jews control global economy in TV rant on ‘Jew-hatred’
The health minister for areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebels, the Iranian proxy whose organization is known as Ansar Allah, launched into a diatribe against the Jewish people in which, among other statements, he accused the Jews of controlling the world economy.
Taha Al-Motawakel’s rant was launched on January 21 in Sanaa, Yemen’s largest city, and was broadcast on Al-Eman TV.
During the four-minute clip uploaded to YouTube, Mr. Al-Motawakel can be seen saying that Jews “control the world economy” and invested their money in the UAE because they were too “cowardly and miser” to invest in Tel Aviv, due to the supposed fact that Jews know that Tel Aviv is “in the midst of a conflict with Arabs and Muslims”.
He then went on to say that “Jewish billionaires” had started “conspiring against the Islamic nation from Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” before calling the two cities “Jewish settlements” that are “run, controlled and supervised by Jews. “. ”
He went on to say, “As you know, Jews are always working in the shadows.”
“It is America and Israel that are killing us today,” he added. “The horrific massacres committed today are not conceived by human minds. They are the result of Jewish hatred.
According to the international definition of anti-Semitism, “Making false, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical claims about Jews as such or about the power of Jews as a collective – such as, in particular but not exclusively, the myth of a worldwide Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions” is an example of anti-Semitism.
The video ends with a categorical statement by Mr. Al-Motawakel: “We are in a real confrontation with the Jews.”
Also in January, a Houthi scholar said the Saud clan’s “Jewish regime” must be “uprooted”.
In April, attitudes explicitly hostile to the Jewish people and to Israel, including the repeated use of the slogan “curse on the Jews”, were discovered in educational materials in Yemen.
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