By Yaakov Schwartz
Moscow’s Channel 1 employs anti-Semitic tropes in promoting a conspiracy about the Rothschild family
A segment on Russia’s Channel 1 describes an anti-Semitic cartoon depicting a sow marked with a Star of David and the word ‘Rothschild’ nursing six piglets (labeled as MI6, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Israel, and Boko Haram) as a ‘typical modern caricature.’ (screenshot)
Russia’s Channel 1 aired a segment on the Rothschild family containing classic anti-Semitic tropes and Nazi propaganda.
The piece’s narration, captioned in English this week by the media watchdog MEMRI, paints the Rothschild family as an international cabal. Enlisting various “dog-whistles” and strategic omissions, the report asserts that the dynasty is part of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.
A Nazi propaganda movie about Nathan Rothschild in 19th century England is referred to as one of “dozens of documentaries and several feature films… made about this family.”
The piece, which aired on April 2, describes the Nazi movie as “One of the first of these films, shot back in 1940 in Germany, at the UFA film studios.” And though it does go on to say that UFA was the primary production company of the Third Reich, headed by Joseph Goebbels, MEMRI-TV described the lack of explicit reference to the Nazi party as “unusual in public broadcasts on Russian media.”
In addition, the segment describes an anti-Semitic cartoon depicting a sow marked with a Star of David and the word “Rothschild” nursing six piglets (labeled as MI6, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Israel, and Boko Haram) as a “typical modern caricature.”
The piece aired following the March 20 death of billionaire David Rockefeller.
This week, at a far-right demonstration in Dresden, Germany, Emmanuel Macron’s May 7 victory in the French presidential race was described as “the long arm of the Rothschilds.”
The rally was held Monday by two extreme nationalist groups, the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) and the anti-Islam Pegida movement, both of which have grown quickly since their founding less than five years ago.
Macron got his start as an investment banker at France’s Banque Rotschild. Friday night, just prior to France’s Sunday election, a Normandy campaign office for Macron was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti including “Sioniste,” (Zionist) and “Israel=Mossad de Rothschild.”
The French president-elect, who supports Israel and has said that he would not unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state, is a baptized Roman Catholic.
To the backdrop of a Rothschild family portrait, views of Russia’s Channel 1 learn the dynasty’s ‘rules.’ (screenshot)