"Knight Without a Horse," a notorious 2002 Arab Ramadan miniseries that used the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" as the driver for the plot, is going to be shown again on Egyptian TV this month.
Why would an antisemitic TV series be shown again? Because that is part of the celebrations of the Yom Kippur War, which Egypt considers a great victory.
But what does antisemitism have to do with the 1973 war? Well, officially, nothing. Officially, Arabs claim that they aren't antisemitic, that they are only anti-Israel. Officially, they have no reason to write, produce and air TV series that blame Jews for all strife and wars worldwide.
Yet there it is, being aired during the celebration of a war against Israel. Très intéressant.
The ADL has a synopsis of the series, which was 41 episodes long. At the time it was originally aired, Arabs felt that at least the first episode was extraordinarily boring.
The writer and lead actor of the series told Al Jazeera in 2002 that whether or not the "Protocols" was authentic, "Zionism exists and it has controlled the world since the dawn of history."
Ah. That explains it.
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