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November 20, 2012 0

Iranian Media Uses Israel’s Security Operation in Gaza to Fuel Anti-Semitism

Netanyahu: “Barack, my dear, thank you for the sup­port.
Obama: “As long as these crimes continue…”

In the days since Israel began its mil­i­tary oper­a­tion in Gaza tar­get­ing Hamas and other orga­ni­za­tions respon­si­ble for the ongo­ing rocket and mis­sile attacks against Israel, the Iran­ian media has pub­lished a num­ber of car­toons replete with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic imagery per­tain­ing to the conflict.

Many of these car­toons were pub­lished on the web­site of the Fars News Agency, the semi-official Iran­ian gov­ern­ment English-language news agency. Iran, whose lead­ers have made repeated anti-Israel and anti-Semitic state­ments, is a major sup­plier of weapons to Hamas and other ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions involved in attacks against Israel. The Iranian-made long-range Fajr-5 mis­sile is a favorite weapon of Hamas ter­ror­ists, and has been used in recent days to tar­get the Israeli civil­ians in and around Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv.

The car­toons in this post are con­sis­tent with anti-Semitic car­i­ca­tures that reg­u­larly appear in the Iran­ian press depict­ing Jew­ish and Israeli power over the US and the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity, demonic imagery stereo­typ­ing Jews — includ­ing big noses, black coats and hats – blood libels and the use of ani­mal ref­er­ences to sin­is­terly por­tray Israel.

Below is a sam­pling of cartoons:

 

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