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Jewish groups slam ‘hideously anti-Semitic’ cartoon on Gaza

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009
"Anti-Semetic" Cartoon

"Anti-Semetic" Cartoon

American Jewish groups have denounced a “hideously anti-Semitic” cartoon on Israel, comparing it to cartoons in the 1930s that led up to the Holocaust.

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“Pat Oliphant’s outlandish and offensive use of the Star of David in combination with Nazi-like imagery is hideously anti-Semitic,” Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League national director, said in a statement. “It employs Nazi imagery by portraying Israel as a jack-booted, goose-stepping headless apparition. The implication is of an Israeli policy without a head or a heart. Israel’s defensive military operation to protect the lives of its men, women and children who are being continuously bombarded by Hamas rocket attacks has been turned on its head to show the victims as heartless, headless aggressors.”

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  1. Grif said, on April 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Nothing anti-semitic at all. The Mogan David is a religious symbol but it is also a national symbol. If a nation acts like a goose-stepping headless monster then it deserves to be portrayed as one – whether that nation agrees to the portrayal or not. Foxman essentially argues that Israel was right to slaughter all those Palestinians so any naysayers are anti-Semites. This nonsense all boils down to the unspoken demand of Israel supporters to control any and all commentary on Israel.

  2. ivarfjeld said, on April 10, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I am a Christian who have a Mogan David around my neck. Its a display of my support of Israel. It is amazing what the Jewish people have achieved within 60 years of independence. Israel is a democracy, and every citizen of Israel have a constitutional right to express them self. Even denying the miracle of Zionism, that after 2000 years of exile brought back the Jewish people to the land God promised their forefathers.May the Lord bless blogs like yours.

  3. beyondtheborder said, on April 10, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Actually an article called “The Economist Intelligence Unit’s index of democracy” labels Israel as a flawed democracy, along with a number of other countries (including Italy, Poland, Cyprus, India and others).

    What is most revealing, however, is that civil liberties in flawed democracies had an average of approximately 7.5/10. Israel’s civil liberties score, 5.29, is even below the average civil liberties score for Hybrid regimes.

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  4. beyondtheborder said, on April 10, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Also, this blog just serves to report news. I’m generally for respecting people’s sensitivity to religion, however, as Grif said, the Mogan David is a national symbol as well as a religious symbol. And the fact is, Israel massacred over 1000 people in operation cast lead, more than 400 being children. Just go to categories and click “operation cast lead” to see whats there!

  5. ivarfjeld said, on April 10, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Israel is not perfect. Neither is the US, nor I. The ongoing civil war in Gaza has many victims. Many of them are children, who never approved Hamas shooting thousand of rockets into Israel. The day Hamas stop shooting rockets into Israel, there will never again be an Israeli Military operation into Gaza. First than the people of Gaza will prosper, able to feed them self without aid from Israel and United Nations.

    • beyondtheborder said, on April 10, 2009 at 2:27 am

      Just read the human right reports on Gaza. They’re more informed than you.

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