Israel Advocacy & Education

Cartoons in Arabic-Language Media Invoke Anti-Semitic Themes

  • February 10, 2017

In reaction to the recent Israeli announcement of new settlement construction, a number of cartoons were published in Arabic-language newspapers depicting the decision using classic anti-Semitic themes. These include caricatures of Jews in black coats and hats, and claims that Israel controls statements made by US President Donald Trump.

The following are some examples:


Al-Bayan, January 29, 2017 (UAE) – Written on the sign: “A new settlement project.”


Al-Hayat, February 9, 2017 (UK) – The Jewish figure represents the Israeli Knesset. The headline, which is comprised of the word “settlements”, includes a diacritic addition to have it also include the word Satan.


Al-Quds Al-Arabi, January 29, 2017 (UK) – Wearing a yarmulke, PM Netanyahu is shown vomiting settlements on a paper representing the two-state solution, held by the international community.


Al-Watan, January 26, 2017 (Qatar) – Headline: “American silence.” President Trump represents the Israeli settlements and his mouth is locked by a Star of David.

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