Iraqi Shiite cleric Sheikh Muhammad Al-Lami gave an address in which he said that the Jews were involved in "everything that is happening in the world, especially in the Middle East," including car bombs, "religious and ideological deviations," economic ruin, destruction of infrastructure, and Sunni-Shiite hostilities. "As long as Tel Aviv, New York, and Washington live in peace, we will have ruin and destruction," he said, adding: "We are being destroyed and these countries are safe, which means that they are our destroyers. The Jews!" Mentioning the antisemitic hadith about the Prophecy of the Rock and the Tree, Sheikh Al-Lami said that the Jews would "suffer merciless humiliation" at the hand of the Muslim believers. He declared: "Our Lord does not need to strike the arrogant nations with TNT or nuclear bombs, in order to destroy them. All the tyrants met their end by simple means." The address was posted on Sheikh Al-Lami's Youtube channel on October 1, 2018.