A pro-government news outlet in Iran recently wrote a full-length article slamming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with antisemitic tropes.

Fars News, the Iranian outlet, thrashed Zelensky with an article full of antisemitic tropes centered around the fact that being a Jew, Zelensky has prioritized his ‘Zionist’ morals, while ignoring his own country.

The outlet claimed in the article that Zelensky is a hedonist who only want to “gain power and pleasure, using any kind of moral and financial corruption” to get what he wants. The article says Zelensky is a Jew with “deep ties to Jewish officials and the rich, such as George Soros,” and accuses him of being a “Zionist” despite Israel tossing Ukraine aside “like a handkerchief.”

Source: Times of Israel (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

What’s even more despicable is another claim in the article that wildly suggests, “[Former President] Trump’s treatment of Zelensky is reminiscent of the extortion of Jeffrey Epstein, a prominent government and industrial figure in the United States and Europe. Undoubtedly, in addition to Zelensky’s need for US funding and military assistance, there were other hidden issues that kept Zelensky so silent in the face of repeated humiliation and forced him to continue interacting, especially given the close relationship with Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.”

The article also accuses him of having made obscene works in his film career and supporting “marijuana, gambling, and prostitution.”  The slander-filled article is laden with numerous antisemitic tropes and baseless claims against Zelensky- just due to the fact that he is a jew.

 

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