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JNS reports on shocking PA daily cartoon exposed by PMW

Rafael Medoff  |

Palestinian Authority cartoon
echoes Nazi newspaper’s themes

by Rafael Medoff

A leering, hook-nosed Jew, beginning to disrobe, prepares to pounce upon a helpless non-Jewish woman who cowers in fear on the ground before him. This disturbing image, so common in anti-Semitic propaganda in past centuries, this week made an appearance with a modern twist: the hook-nosed would-be rapist wore an Israeli army uniform, and his intended victim, a weeping Muslim woman, wore a headdress indicating that she represented the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The cartoon, titled “Al-Aqsa is Being Raped,” would be outrageous even if it were the handiwork of some anonymous street corner scribbler. But it is a far more serious matter when it appears—as this one does—
on the official website of the Palestinian Authority’s National Security Forces, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.