Mashregh News, which is close with Iran’s security and intelligence organizations, writes that Israel is secretly promoting Krav Maga in Europe and North America for “unknown purposes.”
According to Mashregh, Israel had previously kept the existence of Krav Maga, which the site describes as a dangerous martial art of “Zionist Jewish origin,” under wraps.
“Why, after nearly a century of [Krav Maga] being kept quiet and limited to the boundaries of this regime, it is suddenly being promoted is a question that has drawn the attention of experts,” Mashregh claims.
The Iranian news site claims that Krav Maga is the dominant sport in Israel and is taught to the military, police, Mossad, and Shin Bet. “Jewish settlers in the occupied territories” are also given serious training in Krav Maga, Mashregh writes, adding that the martial art is designed to cause maximum damage and cripple an opponent, thus lacking “tolerance and compassion.” Mashregh goes on to write that Krav Maga is also practiced by “women Zionists” and is used in war and against “resistance groups,” the latter being a reference to Palestinians.
Mashregh warns that Israel is now undertaking “mysterious activities” involved in spreading Krav Maga worldwide. The news site concludes that it cannot yet give an answer as to what is behind Israel’s plot to spread the martial art, but notes that the dangerous trend should be observed.
Mashregh’s comments come amid reports that Hollywood celebrities, particularly Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are taking lessons in Krav Maga.
Mashregh regularly features articles accusing Israel and Hollywood of various covert plans for world domination. In 2012, the news site wrote that Israel and Hollywood were working together to promote homosexuality as part of a global plot to subjugate humankind in a plot based in Tel Aviv, which Mashregh described as the “gay capital of the world.”