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Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends
February - March 2004
RULE Introduction

Posted: May 11, 2004

Introduction Bahrain Egypt Jordan
Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Focus: Israel's Security Fence
Focus: The Killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin Arab Newspapers

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 and other related trends in the Arab and Muslim world in February and March 2004.

As in recent months, newspapers continued to feature anti-Semitic caricatures on themes such as Israel's security fence, Jewish/Israeli control of U.S. foreign policy and the upcoming American presidential elections. Other common themes that are pervasive in the media include demonic images of Jews/Israel as snakes, conspiracy theories of Jews plotting to control the world, anti-Semitic blood libels and depictions of the stereotypical Jew (big nose, black coat and hat, skull cap etc.) along with Jewish symbols such as the Star of David and the menorah.

Material in this compilation was translated by ADL from the original Arabic or from English language sources in the Middle East.

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