Iranian TV "Documentary": Ben-Gurion Saw Himself as the New Moses, Modeled Israel on Sparta




Published on Jul 30, 2019

On June 22, 2019, Ofogh TV (Iran) aired the first episode of a show called "The Kiryah 2040," which is about Israel's "militaristic essence." The show said that David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, had believed that Judea must be rebuilt by "blood and fire" and that he had based the State of Israel on the Ancient Greek state of Sparta. The show also said that Ben-Gurion saw himself as a "new Moses" who would bring the Jews to the Promised Land in "a sea of blood and fire." The narrator explained that Israel was meant to be a military state, with kibbutzim as its military settlements, and that the Kiryah, Israel's military headquarters in Tel Aviv, is Israel's "heart, brain, and nervous system." Iranian official and strategic affairs expert Hassan Abbasi, who was interviewed on the show, said that every Israeli has an identity within the Israeli army and that even Israel's Housing Ministry is controlled by the military. He explained that Israeli cities and settlements are built on top of hills and in an elliptical fashion, with curved roads that do not intersect frequently, so that each individual block can withstand a war. He added that Israel's Iron Dome system is an "illusion," as evidenced by the Fajr missiles that have landed in Tel Aviv, and he stated that Iran's ballistic missiles could easily penetrate it and destroy key buildings in Israel.