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Anti-Semitism in the Arab/Muslim World


Arab Newspaper Editorial Cartoons React to Goldstone Retraction

Posted: April 12, 2011

On April 2, 2011 the Washington Post published an op-ed by Justice Richard Goldstone in which he retracted the most serious accusation against Israel in the Goldstone Report (the United Nations Human Rights Council-mandated investigation into Israel's 2009 military operation in Gaza) -  that Israel intentionally targeted civilians.  Justice Goldstone's essay has fueled a spate of cartoons in newspapers across the Middle East. 

 Most of the depictions, many of them blatantly anti-Semitic, offer grotesque explanations for this reversal—showing Goldstone being bribed with "gold" by an Israel solider, or being subjected to tremendous Jewish/Israeli pressure.  Others feature Jews with stereotypical features such as a beard and a hat controlling Justice Goldstone.

 

 

Ad-Dustur, April 7, 2011 (Jordan).

Written in Arabic: "Goldstone Report".

 

'Ukaz, April 7, 2011 (Saudi Arabia).

The figure on the right represents Judge Goldstone and it is the "Gaza War Report" that he is eating

 

 

Al-Jazeera (TV Network), April 7, 2011 (Qatar).

The figure represents Judge Goldstone.

 

Al-Jazeera (TV Network), April 7, 2011 (Qatar).

The cartoon's headline: "Goldstone's Retraction from his Report".
The figure represents Judge Goldstone.

 

 

Al-Watan, April 7, 2011 (Saudi Arabia).

Ar-Raya, April 6, 2011 (Qatar).

Written in Arabic: "Goldstone!!".

 

 

Al-Bayan, April 6, 2011 (U.A.E.).

 

Al-Watan, April 6, 2011 (Qatar).

Written in Arabic: "Goldstone".

 

Al-Imarat Al-Yawm, April 5, 2011 (U.A.E.).

The cartoon's headline: "Goldstone backs down from his report concerning the Gaza war".

Goldstone is erasing his report with his tongue, and what seem to be written on it are "Goldstone Report", and "The Israeli War Crimes in Gaza".

 

Filastin, April 5, 2011 (Gaza).

The cartoon's headline: "Palestinian Condemnation of Goldstone's retraction".

The Jewish figure represents the Jewish lobby and the tongue represents the Goldstone report.

 

 Ad-Dustur, April 5, 2011 (Jordan).

 

Ar-Rai, April 5, 2011 (Jordan).

The cartoon's headline: "Backing down from the Goldstone Report".

What seems to be written in misspelled Hebrew, on the fig-leaf shaped report, is "Final Report, Volume A".

 

Al-Ittihad, April 5, 2011 (U.A.E.).

Describing things "Then", the picture on the right shows the Israeli soldier saying "No to the Goldstone report".

Describing things "Now", the picture on the left shows Judge Goldstone saying "No to the Goldstone Report".

 

Al-Hayat, April 5, 2011 (U.K.).

The cartoon's headline: "Goldstone backs down from his report".

 

 

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