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October 23, 2012 10:12 am

Ahead of U.S. Election Arab News Outlets Depict Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

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Source: Al-Watan Daily

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election in early November the ADL released a new report Tuesday highlighting antisemitic election-themed cartoons from Arab news outlets. The many cartoons portray Israel as overly influential in U.S. politics, as well as depicting candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as catering disproportionately to the Jewish vote.

In a statement to reporters, ADL national director Abraham Foxman said, “For far too long, anti-Semitic cartoons have appeared in the Arab and Muslim press, often in countries where the press is tightly controlled by the government. It is shameful that this practice continues – even in countries with new governments and leadership – and is so widely accepted in these societies. It is time for political leaders in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and elsewhere to condemn these hateful images and for the owners and editors of the media outlets to stop allowing their publications to promote conspiratorial anti-Semitism and incitement against Israel.”

Al-Ghad, August 1, 2012 (Jordan) - The cartoon's headline: "'Romeo' of the US Elections!"

Ad-Dustur, October 10, 2012 (Jordan) - The figures represent the Republicans and Democrats.

Al-'Arab, August 1, 2012 (Qatar) - Written on the ballot box: "US Elections."

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  • Robert M. S. Schwartz

    “The many cartoons portray Israel as overly influential in U.S. politics, as well as depicting candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as catering disproportionately to the Jewish vote.”
    By doing so they only mirror with the means of the caricature the reality on the U.S. soil. Israel is overly influential and the two candidates surrendered to those Jewish votes that put Israel first.
    We as Jews know best that there is much truth to such accusations. The easiest way to validate it is by just taking a look at the statistical data on the pro-Israel lobby that reigns as gray eminence in Washington.

    In none of the above caricatures can I see antisemitism, only political anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli sentiments. Exactly the same, with opposite direction, can be viewed in the international, Israeli and Jewish media.
    To me the whole seems pretty balanced, but nevertheless idiotic …

    • David

      re: “In none of the above caricatures can I see antisemitism, only political anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli sentiments….. To me the whole seems pretty balanced, but nevertheless idiotic …” ______

      Of the four cartoons in the article, only the last two had Israeli flags. The first Jew seems to be a Fagin type characterization. The second is a Jewess hag. Neither has any political, Zionist, or Israeli attributes.

      I don’t see which elements the cartoons or your comments
      are balanced.

  • Braham Finestone

    Just try starting a similar publication depicting arabs publicly fighting each other etc – see what an outcry there would be. We should ignore these rants and fight back.

    • Al

      I agree – let’s start putting anti Arab and g__forbid, anti Islam cartoons in our papers. These idiots go on rampages everytime someone says something about the “Prophet”.
      I have had enough of this garbage – let’s start fighting back and put this assholes where they belong – in the gutter with the rest of the trash

  • Walter H. Steinlauf [JDL]

    ADL is an Apologist Org; they DO NOT speak for me!

    • Finale

      I am confused by your comment, do you not object to the cartoons as does ADL?

    • Robert M. S. Schwartz

      Of course, as a Cahanist you belong to terrorists, not to Apologists …

  • Mel

    What happen to Arab news outlets whose readers find with cartoons ridiculing the Prophet? Aren’t there protests and firebombs?

    (Not a programmer or hacker, I was just thinking out loud)

  • For far too long the Establishment Jewish organizations have been reluctant to deal with the biggest threat to world Jewry: Islamic Jew-hatred. ADL should now reverse this trend and come out full force, even if it means telling American Jews the frightening scope and nature of this threat.

    So far they have been negligent on this matter.
    But we can always hope.

  • I agree. The Anti-semitic cartoons are offensive! So we are going to change these countries? How about eliminating Anti-semitism in the US? That needs to be done first. The US needs to model behavior free of Anti-semitism.
    Those countries have no sense of freedom of speech, we do.
    The Anti-semitism produced in these countries is just more of the same since the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. the US needs to lead in the battle against Anti-semitism.

    • EthanP

      Get real Francine. You can never eliminate anti-semitism 100%. But it’s probably better here than anywhere else. Including Israel. Or are you unaware of the infighting amongst the various Jewish factions. And I believe that the USA does lead in fighting anti-semitism. Getting free of foreign oil by drilling here will help. The Arabs have bought our Universities, our news outlets and ourpublic relations firms. Have you noticed how many non Islamic terrorists are on TV or the movies these days. And how many non Islamic terrorist have there been since Oklahoma City?

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