As Sally Fields might say They Hate us..they REALLY hate us. Anti-Semitism is still rampant in the Arab Media. and while you might expect it from Syria and Iran one of the biggest offenders is the supposedly moderate Arab country, Egypt. One of Israel’s only “friends” in the Arab world. As the saying goes, with friends like these. MEMRI has posted a series of hateful cartoon that have run in the Arab Press. Cartoons that have depicted Jews a the big nosed Shylock characters and Snakes that portray Jews as Money Hungry or War Mongers who are trying to take over the world.
Antisemitic Cartoons in the Arab and Iranian Press
By: O. Winter
The following is a sample of cartoons from the last few months:
The snake is saying “imagine how they must be fighting each other in there.'” Source: Akhbar Al-Yawm (Egypt), June 20, 2007. Cartoon No. 5: Source: Al-Gomhouriyya (Egypt), March 17, 2007. The Jews as Taking Over the World Cartoon No. 6: The title of the book is “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” Source: Teshreen (Syria), March 7, 2007. Cartoon No. 7 Source: Al-Rai (Jordan), March 4, 2007. Cartoon No. 8: A figure labeled “Zionism” holds up a whip and a document
titled “The Quartet Statement.” Source: Al-Gomhouriyya (Egypt), June 2, 2007. Cartoon No. 9: “The Quartet” Source: Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), March 7, 2007. The Jews as Warmongers Cartoon No. 10: The sign beside the door says “Hamas-Fatah.” Source: Al-Watan (Qatar), March 2, 2007. Cartoon No. 11: The figures fighting in the background are labeled “Fatah and Hamas.” The Jew is saying: “I’d like to know which one of them will turn out to be Cain, and which will turn out to be Abel [i.e., which will end up killing the other].” Source: Akhbar Al-Yawm (Egypt), May 21, 2007. Cartoon No. 12: The newspaper headline says: “The Arabs are
Pursuing the Peace [Process].” The Jew is saying to George Bush:
“There is no provocation greater than this!!” Source: Al-Gomhouriyya (Egypt), April 1, 2007. Cartoon No. 13: The document hanging on the right is titled
“The Road Map”; the one hanging on the left is labeled “The Arab Peace Initiative.” Source: Al-Watan (Qatar), April 2, 2007 The Jews as Nazis Cartoon No. 14: The figure is labeled “Zionism” Source: Al-Gomhouriyya (Egypt), March 6, 2007. Cartoon No. 15: “Israel Killed [Egyptian] Prisoners of War in 1967”
The figure on the right is saying: “We are not murderers, we are Nazis.” Source: Al-Ahali (Egypt), March 21, 2007. Cartoon No. 16: “Washington: We Will Preserve Israel’s Military Superiority over All the Countries in the Region.” The American is saying: “So that it can fight terrorism effectively.” The box in his hands is labeled “ammunition.” Al-Ahali (Egypt), April 18, 2007. Cartoon No. 17: The Israeli is explaining to the Nazi: “We are the same.” Source: Teshreen (Syria), April 26, 2007. *O. Winter is a research fellow at MEMRI.