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Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends January- April 2007

The Mughrabi Gate Excavations

Posted: April 17, 2007

Introduction Bahrain Egypt Jordan
Libya Oman Qatar Syria
"Shaked Spirit" The Mughrabi Gate Excavations Arab Newspapers    

Israel's plans to construct a ramp at Mugrabi Gate one of the entrances to the Muslim holy sites at Al Aksa compound in Jerusalem led to protests and violence across the Muslim world, fueled in part by cartoons and articles in the Muslim and Arab press and statements by Islamic leaders accusing Israel of attempting to destroy a Muslim holy site. This sampling of editorial cartoons and quotations shows how the issue was used to spread anti-Israel myths and anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Bahrain Egypt Jordan
Oman Palestinian Authority Qatar
Saudi Arabia Syria United Arab Emirates


Akhbar al-Khalij, February 17, 2007 (Bahrain)

Akhbar al-Khalij, February 10, 2007 (Bahrain)

Al-Wasat, February 9, 2007 (Bahrain)

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Al-Gumhuriyya, February 18, 2007 (Egypt)
The cartoon's headline: "A Timed Bomb." The soldier is representing: "The occupation." In Arabic, on the bomb: "Provocation."

Al-Ahram weekly, February 15-21, 2007 (Egypt)

Akhbar al-Yawm, February 14, 2007
he cartoon's headline: " America is asking Israel to be sensitive with Al-Aqsa's Excavations." Bush is saying to Olmert: "Olmert, my brother this is not the right way to do the Al-Aqsa excavations. When you excavate, do it quietly."

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Ar-Rai, February 12, 2007 (Jordan)

Al-Ghad, February 12, 2007 (Jordan)

In Arabic: "The Media's Admonitions."

Ad-Dustur, February 11, 2007 (Jordan)
The two Arabs on the right are saying: "May Allah be praised, Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement."

Ad-Dustur, February 11, 2007 (Jordan)

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Al-Watan, February 18, 2007 (Oman)

In Arabic: "Tomorrow."

Al-Watan, February 15, 2007 (Oman)

Al-Watan, February 13, 2007 (Oman)

Al-Watan, February 9, 2007 (Oman)

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Palestinian Authority

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, February 17, 2007 (Palestinian Authority)

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Al-Watan, February 11, 2007 (Qatar)

In Arabic: "Al-Aqsa."

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Saudi Arabia

Al-Madin, February 21, 2007 (Saudi Arabia)

The cartoon's headline: "Excavations." On the chair: "National Unity Government."

Al-Madin, February 17, 2007 (Saudi Arabia)

Al-Yawm, February 12, 2007 (Saudi Arabia)

The cartoon's headline: "Judaization of Al-Quds."

Ar-Riyadh, February 9, 2007 (Saudi Arabia)

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Tishrin, February 15, 2007 (Syria)

Tishrin, February 14, 2007 (Syria)
Arabic: "Quest for traces."

Tishrin, February 14, 2007 (Syria)

Tishrin, February 10, 2007 (Syria)

In Arabic, on the bomb: "The Middle East."

, February 9, 2007 (Syria) In Arabic: "Excavations."

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United Arab Emirates

Al-Ittihad, February 21, 2007 (United Arab Emirates)

Al-Bayan, February 13, 2007 (United Arab Emirates)

In Arabic: "The Arab Memory."

Al-Ittihad, February 11, 2007 (United Arab Emirates)

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