In the political struggle that has been ongoing in Egypt since the July 2013 removal of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) regimeof president Muhammad Mursi, between supporters of Defense Minister Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi and the MB and its supporters, antisemitic discourse has played a part. Each camp accuses members of the other camp of being Jewish and of implementing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
One manifestation of the current regime's de-legitimization campaign against the MB is comparing them to Jews and Zionists. The press associated with the regime has claimed that that the global MB resembles global Zionism, and that its schemes are the same as those of the Protocols. It has also claimed that MB founder Hassan Al-Bana was Jewish, as well as several other movement leaders. A number of Facebook pages depict MB members as Jews masquerading as Muslims, and feature images of Mursi in Jewish garb and MB symbols emblazoned with Stars of David.
MB supporters invoke this charge as well, portraying members of the current regime, chiefly Al-Sisi himself and president 'Adly Mansour, as Jews implementing the Protocols.
On February 25, 2014, during a debate in the Jordanian Parliament's House of Representatives, several MPs, headed by Ali Al-Sanid, called for the release from prison of Ahmad Daqamseh, who is serving a life sentence for the March 12, 1997 murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls at the Island of Peace in Naharayim (Al-Baqoura) on the Israel-Jordan border. In his statements, Al-Sanid, who has been working for several years to obtain Daqamseh's release, called Daqamseh a hero and said that his actions had "reflect[ed] the desires and conscience of the Jordanians." A week later, on March 2, Al-Sanid's praise of Daqamseh was published as an article in his regular column in the Jordanian Al-Dustourdaily.
Ahmad Daqamseh, Source: Alarabalyawm.net, January 5, 2014.
Article in Urdu magazine titled "Polio: Disease, Or Dangerous Jewish Conspiracy?"
On January 21, 2014, three members of a polio vaccination team, including two women, were shot dead in the streets of Karachi, while another anti-polio health worker was killed in Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.According to a January 22 Pakistani media report, "Following the attack[s], health workers halted polio vaccination drives across Pakistan, where efforts to eradicate this crippling disease are being obstructed by the local Taliban militants and hardline clerics, who declare it a Western conspiracy to make children infertile and is against the tenets of Islam."
On January 28, 2014, on the occasion of International Holocaust Day, the Jordanian news website almamlakahnews.com posted an article stating that the Holocaust is the most heinous crime in human history and that all peoples must learn a lesson from it. The article added that, even though the German Nazi regime has ceased to exist, antisemitism has not passed from the world, and even today we witness attacks on Jews. Hence, antisemitism must be fought, along with all other racist and extremist ideologies that ultimately lead only to bloodshed.
In a September 29, 2013 interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, in which Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was questioned about Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's statements that the Holocaust is a "myth," Zarif claimed that Khamenei is not a Holocaust denier and that the statements - which can be found in English on his official English-language website - were a "bad translation" and "out of context." Khamenei had made the statements in a February 2006 speech to Iranian Air Force officers.
However, a MEMRI investigation reveals that FM Zarif's claim is false; in Khamenei's original statements, which can be accessed on Khamenei's official Persian-language website, Khamenei did indeed call the Holocaust a "myth."
Furthermore, in mid-December 2013, Khamenei's office re-released Khamenei's 1998 statements of praise for the work of the late convicted French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy, on the occasion of the anniversary of Garaudy's 1998 trial in France.