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Introduction
Classic
Anti-Semitic Stereotypes
Holocaust Denial
Comparison of Nazism/Hitler with Zionism/Israel
Praise for Hitler
Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories
Blood Libel
Justification of Anti-Semitism
Jews/Israel to Blame for September 11 Attacks
International Affairs  
Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian Media
February 2001 - February 2002 RULE
Introduction
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Anti-Semitism continues to thrive in the Egyptian media. Derogatory statements and harsh accusations against Jews in the Egyptian media have persevered through bad and good times - periods of tension and periods of calm in the over 20 years since the 1979 declaration of peace between Israel and Egypt. Comparisons of Israel with the Nazis, denial of the Holocaust and traditional libels are common manifestations of anti-Semitism in the Egyptian media. It is ironic that while the Egyptian media frequently engages in denial of the Holocaust, it continues to demonstrate the "evil" of the Israeli government by comparing Israel and Israeli leadership to the Nazis. While anti-Semitic articles can be found in opposition newspapers, many are printed in the government backed press, including the largest Egyptian dailies, Al-Ahram, Al-Akhbar and Al-Gumhuriya.

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1 The Coordinating Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, "Anti-Semitic Expressions in the Arab Media," Collection 02/2001

2 The Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI) Arab Anti-Semitism Documentation Project ©

All caricatures provided courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute's (MEMRI) Arab Anti-Semitism Documentation Project ©. For more information visit www.memri.org
ADL Call to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt
"We have raised the issue of Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian media with President Mubarak on many occasions, and he responds with the argument that Egypt is a democratic society and that the government cannot dictate the views of editors and writers and producers. There is a basic fallacy in that logic, because leaders in a free society have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitism. President Mubarak must condemn anti-Semitism in his society. His silence implies acceptance."

Abraham H. Foxman,
ADL National Director.
Anti-Semitism in the Arab World
Egypt
Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian Media: February - May 2001
Anti-Semitic Images in the Egyptian Media
Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian Media: Spring 1998 - Spring 1999
Anti-Semitism in the Egyptian Media: 1997
Egyptian Anti-Normalization And Anti-Semitism
Palestinian Authority
Syria
Saudi Arabia
Jordan
Other Arab Countries
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