In Arab Newspapers Victor of US Presidential Election is the Jews

  • November 15, 2016

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:

Al-Watan, November 9, 2016 (Oman) - AIPAC is depicted as operating both the Republican and the Democratic party.

Al-Watan, November 9, 2016 (Oman) - AIPAC is depicted as operating both the Republican and the Democratic party.

Al-Ittihad, September 27, 2016 (UAE) - Headline: "Presidential Debate."

Al-Ittihad, September 27, 2016 (UAE) - Headline: "Presidential Debate."

Al-Jazeera, November 8, 2016 (Qatar) - In the backdrop of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton signs with the headline "Vote", a journalist is asking the Jewish figure "Who do you think will win?", to which he replies "I will."

Al-Jazeera, November 8, 2016 (Qatar) - In the backdrop of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton signs with the headline "Vote", a journalist is asking the Jewish figure "Who do you think will win?", to which he replies "I will."

Al-Quds, November 5, 2016 (Palestinian Authority) - Headline: "The US Election."

Al-Quds, November 5, 2016 (Palestinian Authority) - Headline: "The US Election."

 

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.

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