In what has become a recurring feature during a US Presidential election, newspapers in the Arab world have once again published anti-Semitic cartoons falsely depicting Jews and Israel as controlling the election and as being the main beneficiary of the outcome . The caricatures feature stereotypical depictions of Jews in black hats and with hooked noses, with themes of Jews manipulating and puppeteering the electorate and of the presidential candidates being subservient to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Examples include:
ADL had documented similar cartons and themes during prior US elections from 2004, 2008 and 2012. It is interesting to note that there were fewer election-related anti-Semitic and anti-Israel cartoons this year, likely due to the diminished debate over Israel during this election cycle.