Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends|
Posted: February 23, 2004
Anti-Semitism is widespread throughout the Arab and Muslim world, manifested in every segment of society. The following report is a compilation of select anti-Semitic expressions in the Arab and Muslim world in January 2004.
As in recent months, in January, newspapers continued to feature anti-Semitic caricatures on themes such as Israel's security fence and Jewish control of U.S. forces in Iraq. The theme of Jewish/Israeli control of U.S. foreign policy and the upcoming American presidential elections was also widespread. Demonic images, such as Jews/Israel as snakes, continued to be pervasive. Finally, in response to increased international attention to European anti-Semitism, a number of articles and caricatures argued that anti-Semitic incidents were overstated or manufactured by Jews/Israel who hoped to increase immigration to Israel or to divert attention from Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
All material in this compilation was translated by ADL from the original Arabic or are from English language sources in the Middle East.