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Arab Media Cartoons on the Goldstone Report

Mainstream daily newspapers across the Arab world were quick to comment on the release of the Goldstone Report, the analysis of Israel’s defensive military operation in Gaza by a fact-finding mission mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The fundamentally biased Goldstone report presumed Israeli guilt and ascribed to Israel malicious motives and intent in its actions in Gaza.

Not surprisingly, the report became fodder for cartoonists in the Arab and Muslim world, who portrayed Goldstone as a hero, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as getting what he deserves. Some of the cartoons featured classical anti-Semitic stereotypes of Jews, including exaggerated features.

The following is a selection of editorial cartoons that have appeared across the Arab world since the report’s release in late September.


Alwatan, February 3, 2010 (Saudi Arabia)
Headline: "Israel and the report of the Goldstone"; in the paper: "Reprimand"


Alrai, February 3, 2010 (Jordan)
In the papers: "Human Rights"


Addustour, February 3, 2010 (Jordan)
The Israeli soldier says: "The Israeli army is the army that is committed to ethics values in the world!!"; in the paper: "Army officers have been reprimanded because of Gaza War"


Albayan, February 3, 2010 (UAE)
In the book: "Goldstone Report"


Oman, November 15, 2009 (Oman)
On the paper: "Goldstone Report"


Syria, November 8, 2009 (Syria)
On the paper: "Goldstone"


Almustaqbal, November 7, 2009 (Lebanon)
The Israeli soldier asks: "Is it Intifada-uprising?!?"


Alwatan, November 6, 2009 (Qatar)
Headline: "The finger of guilt"; on the finger: "Goldstone"


Albayan, October 22, 2009 (UAE)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"


Oman, October 22, 2009 (Oman)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Alwatan, October 21, 2009 (Qatar)
On the man's head: "Goldstone Report"

Alraya, October 17, 2009 (Qatar)
The Arab man is carrying "Gold"; above the Jewish man is "Stone"

Akhbar Alkhaleej, October 21, 2009 (Bahrain)
The sign says: “Gaza”
The Arab man is saying “Bravo…”
The book is labeled: “Goldstone Report”

Alwatan, October 21, 2009 (Syria)
The book is labeled: “Goldstone Report”

Alkhaleej, October 21, 2009 (UAE)
The hand is labeled, “Human Rights Council” is pushing a “Zionist Soldier.”


Aljarida, October 20, 2009 (Kuwait)
Headline: “Israel is preparing to face the report once again;”
The paper says: “the report from Judge Richard Goldstone.”
The man is labeled: “Human Rights Council”

Aljazeera, October 20, 2009 (Saudi Arabia)
Headline: “Goldstone Report”

Alhayat, October 2009, (London)

Oman, October 19, 2009 (Oman)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"


Alarabalyawm, October 18, 2009 (Jordan)
On the hand: "Goldstone"

Alraya, October 18, 2009 (Qatar)
On the page: "Goldstone Report: You are guilty." The American man says: "There, there my love, as long as Daddy’s here, we’ll strike down international law."

Echorouk, October 18, 2009 (Algeria)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Albayan, October 18, 2009 (UAE)
On the book: "Goldstone Report"

Akhbar Alkhaleej, October 18 2009 (Bahrain)
Headline: "The Human Rights Council oversees Goldstone Report"; on the book: "Goldstone Report"

Alwatan, October 14, 2009 (Oman)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Alraya, October 17, 2009 (Qatar)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Assabeel, October 17, 2009 (Jordan)
Headline: "The first step forward” The glove on the right is labeled: "Human Rights;” the glove on the left is labeled “Security Council.”

Alhayat, October 17, 2009 (London)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Alwatan, October 14, 2009 (Qatar)
Headline: "Goldstone Report"

Addustour, October 14, 2009 (Jordan)
A Jewish man and an Arab man are saying to Goldstone: “As for you, you saboteur…You came to spoil our peace process that we have been building for 40 years."


Oman, October 11, 2009 (Oman)
On the page: "Goldstone Report"


Alghad, October 11, 2009 (Jordan)
Under Obama: "Nobel Peace Prize;” under Netanyahu: "Nobel Chemistry Prize"; under Abbas: "Nobel Literature Prize"; on the book: "Goldstone Report."

Alkhaleej, October 11, 2009 (UAE)
Headline: "Goldstone Report



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