Just as former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was demonized in the Arab and Muslim media throughout his life, so it is following his death. Following Sharon’s death on January 11, newspapers and websites across the Middle East were flooded with articles, opinion pieces and cartoons depicting him as a “killer,” “butcher,” “terrorist,” and “war criminal.”
The Anti-Defamation League monitors and documents anti-Semitic cartoons and articles which appear daily in the Arab and Muslim media. This publication is the latest compilation of select anti-Semitic and thematic caricatures and articles from the Arab and Muslim media.
The holy month of Ramadan, in addition to its religious significance, has the added distinction of being a popular time to watch prime-time television. This year, one of the most anticipated shows was "Khaiber," which dramatizes a 7th century battle between followers of the Prophet Mohammed and the Jews of the town of Khaiber in Arabia. More than just an ancient war story, the show engages in flagrant anti-Semitic motifs and stereotypes that depict Jews as conspiring to undermine Islam.
Jordan, February 12, 2014
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