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May 18, 2016 10:39 am

Iranian Arabic-Language Network Claims Holocaust Cartoon Contest ‘Enhances’ Freedom of Speech

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This Holocaust-themed cartoon by Abdellah Derkaoui won first prize at last year's international competition. Iran says its Holocaust cartoon contest enhances freedom of speech. Photo: Wikipedia.

This Holocaust-themed cartoon by Abdellah Derkaoui won first prize at last year’s international competition. Iran says its Holocaust cartoon contest enhances freedom of speech. Photo: Wikipedia.

An Iranian television news report about the country’s current Holocaust cartoon contest described how one section was “dedicated to drawings of people like Hitler and [Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu” and that the goal was to “enhance” freedom of speech.

The segment on Al-Alam TV, an Arabic-language station based in Tehran, was broadcast Sunday and covered the previous day’s opening of the Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, an event that has been condemned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and by the US State Department.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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