Arab Cartoons Demonize the U.S.-Israel Relationship in Commenting on Palestinian Efforts to Gain U.N. Recognition.
During recent weeks, newspapers in the Arab world have published cartoons with typically anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-U.S. themes and imagery, commenting on the Palestinian push for United Nations recognition and membership. Many of the cartoons demonize American and Israeli opposition to the Palestinian bid, a number of which assert that this position is due to Jewish/Israeli domination and control of the United States and President Obama, and some are quite anti-Semitic in nature.
The following is a sampling of editorial cartoons on the unilateral declaration of independence that have appeared in large circulation Arab newspapers:
Ar-Rai, October 6, 2011 (Jordan).
Al-Jumhuriyya, October 4, 2011 (Yemen). Written in Arabic: "United Nations".
Al-Ittihad, October 2, 2011 (U.A.E.).
Al-Watan, September 30, 2011 (Qatar).
Ar-Rai, September 30, 2011 (Jordan).
Ash-Shar, September 30, 2011 (Qatar).
Al-Ahram Weekly, September 29 – October 5, 2011 (Egypt).
Ad-Dustur, September 28, 2011 (Jordan).
As-Sabil, September 25, 2011 (Jordan).
The cartoon's headline: "American Policy in the Middle East".
Ad-Dustur, September 23, 2011 (Jordan).
Al-Watan, September 22, 2011 (Qatar).
Written on the paper: "State of Palestine".
Al-Ayyam, September 22, 2011 (Palestinian Authority).
The cartoon's headline: "The American Speech".
Tishrin, September 22, 2011 (Syria).
Written on the figure: "The Palestinian State".
Al-Ittihad, September 22, 2011 (U.A.E.).