New Iranian festival fetes Israel’s predicted destruction by 2040

First installation of ‘Hourglass Festival’ calls for entries in art and media competition ‘to disclose beastly and anti-human rights measures of Zionist occupier regime’

A screenshot of the website of Iran's 'Hourglass Festival' which celebrates Israel's imminent destruction. (Screen capture)
A screenshot of the website of Iran's 'Hourglass Festival' which celebrates Israel's imminent destruction. (Screen capture)

Iran has inaugurated an “Hourglass Festival” celebrating the “imminent collapse” of Israel, based on a secret “plan” by the Islamic Republic announced in 2015 to destroy the Jewish state within 25 years, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

The festival, dedicated to anti-Israel art and media productions, is a symbol of the country’s upcoming destruction, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s former Deputy Foreign Minister and current assistant to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, at a press conference launching the event.

In 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that by 2040 there will no longer be a State of Israel. At a Quds Day rally in Tehran in 2017, the regime unveiled a clock counting down the days until the Jewish state’s predicted doom.

Poster for Iran’s ‘Hourglass Festival’ to celebrate Israel’s imminent destruction, featuring Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, adviser to the speaker of Iran’s parliament, February 28, 2018. (Screen capture)

Amir-Abdollahian said he could not publicly reveal the regime’s plans to ensure the destruction of Israel.

“The Islamic Republic won’t allow the Zionists to play with the security of the sensitive region of Middle East,” he said. “Iran and its allies in the region, who defeated terrorists, will never allow the Zionists to endanger the region’s security,” the Mehr News Agency reported.

The senior adviser rejected any negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, saying “Tel Aviv has shown it does not remain committed to its pledges,” Mehrs reported. He stressed that the only way to resolve the situation was through “resistance.”

Mahdi Qomi, the festival’s executive secretary, said “The organizers will work with 2,400 anti-Israel NGOs in Europe, North America, Latin America and Eastern Asia to promote the festival across the world,” Mehrs reported.

The festival will begin on April 21, which is also the last date for submissions.

The festival’s official website called for multimedia submissions on subjects including, Zionist child-killing regime, The Quds-occupier regime (Israel) would not survive the next 25 years; Israel, a cancerous tumor, and Israel, a fake, racist and colonialist regime.

The website also slammed the US and Saudi Arabia, calling the latter “damned Wahabism.”

“The International Hourglass Festival was formed with the aim of collecting and introducing anti-Zionism productions of justice supporters, monotheists and Muslims all over the world in order to disclose the beastly and anti-human rights measures of Zionist occupier regime and its supporters particularly USA and damned Wahabism,” the website reads.

The winner of each section will win a $1,800 and the overall winner will receive $2,700, according to the website.

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