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May 12, 2016 9:48 am

Iran Prepares for Third Holocaust Cartoon Contest

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This Holocaust-themed cartoon by Abdellah Derkaoui won first prize at last year's international competition. Iran will stage its third Holocaust cartoon contest this weekend. Photo: Wikipedia.

This Holocaust-themed cartoon by Abdellah Derkaoui won first prize at last year’s international competition. Iran will stage its third Holocaust cartoon contest this weekend. Photo: Wikipedia.

This weekend, Iran will stage its third cartoon exhibition about the Holocaust. The images on display, pooled from submissions that came in from various parts of the world, mock a history of genocide and Jewish suffering. The event has garnered global notoriety and is a persistent mark against an Iranian regime that has tried over the past year to show that it’s ready to emerge from international isolation.

Last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attempted to distance the administration of President Hassan Rouhani from the contest. In an interview with the New Yorker, Zarif said the event was sponsored by private nongovernmental organizations and not his government. He then pointed to a history of supposed Western double standards.

Read full story at The Washington Post.

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