Thursday, March 28, 2013

Al Jazeera Posts Anti-Semitic Cartoon Inspired By Obama's Visit To Jerusalem

This charming anti-Semitic cartoon made its way on to Al Jazeera, that Qatari-based Arabic news outlet that Al Gore sold his Current TV to.

The cartoon was in response to President Barack Obama's March 21, 2013 speech in Jerusalem.

It is titled "Obama calls on Arabs to normalize relations with Israel."

The cartoon displays two historic stereotypes against the Jews. We see a representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by the Jews but this time it is Mother Palestine on the cross. Hence Jews are again G-d killers but this time they are killing the holy Palestine. A sprinkling of blood from the figure and the obviously Jewish killer with blood on his hand symbolizes the classical Jewish hate theme of the Blood Libel where blood is claimed to be important for Jewish religious rituals.

The cartoon satirizes the words of President Obama calling for peace between Jews and Arabs. Obviously, the reader is expected to conclude that it is impossible to make peace with such a monster as the Jew.

According to Erik Nisbet, an Ohio State University professor who studies Arab media and anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism is woven into the fabric of al-Jazeera's Arabic reporting. Nisbet adds. "Unfortunately in Arabic political discourse there is a great deal of anti-Semitism."

Check out more Al Jazeera anti-Semitic cartoons on Fight Hatred.

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