During the month of Ramadan, Hizbullah's satellite television channel Al-Manar, which is viewed worldwide, is broadcasting a 30-part antisemitic Syrian-produced series titled Al-Shatat ("Diaspora"). According to a November 11, 2003 report by the Syrian daily Syria Times, it is "a Syrian TV series recording the criminal history of Zionism."  The series purports to tell the story of Zionism from 1812 to the establishment of the state of Israel and depicts a "global Jewish government" similar to that described in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
The following is a transcript of excerpts from episodes six and four, which depict Jews carrying out acts of torture and plotting to secretly dispose of the body of a community member. When the series has aired in its entirety, MEMRI will release a Special Report and video including additional excerpts and analysis.
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Scene 1 Episode 6 - Summary:
In this scene, a group of rabbis and other Jews in a Romanian ghetto gather to torture and kill the father of Theodor Herzl's mistress, the owner of a brothel. The man was found guilty of marrying a non-Jewish woman.
(Al-Manar TV, Lebanon, November 1, 2003)
Man: "Water, water."
Head Rabbi: "You hold his nose shut. You, open his mouth with tongs. You, pour lead into his mouth. You, cut off his ears. You, stab his body with a knife before the lead kills him. This is a sacred Talmudic court; if any of you fails in his mission I will try you just like this criminal."
(The men proceed to carry out their duties, pouring lead down the man's throat, cutting off his ears, and stabbing him.)
Man: "Water, water."
Scene 2 Episode 4 - Summary:
A group of Jews in a Romanian ghetto discover that one of them who died was not circumcised. Considering him an "infidel," they discuss what should be done with his body.
(Al-Manar TV, Lebanon, October 30, 2003)
Jewish Man: "In my opinion, we should take the body of this infidel, Sidona, and bury it outside the ghetto."
Jewish Man 2: "No, no, no. That is dangerous. If the Romanians see us, it will be a disaster."
Jewish Man: "So what is your solution?"
Elderly Jewish Man: "My solution is that we wrap his body with seven cloths and burn it until it turns into ashes. Then, we will dig a very big ditch in the ground and bury the ashes."
Jewish Man: "But, this will defile the entire ghetto."
Elderly Jewish Man: "No. After we put the ashes in the ditch, we will cover it with seven layers of stone and then send seven righteous men to urinate on it seven times a day for seven days."
Jewish Man 2: "God bless you. This is the right solution."
Jewish Man: "Agreed. Take away this infidel before our earlier prayers reach the heavens and he is blessed."
 Syria Times (Damascus), November 11, 2003.