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Arab Media Review: Anti-Semitism and Other Trends January - June 2006


Posted: September 15, 2006

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Anti-Semitism is widespread throughout the Arab and Muslim world, manifested in many segments of society. The following report is a compilation of selected anti-Semitic expressions in the Arab and Muslim world in January - June 2006.

During this period, the Arab and Muslim media was rife with conspiracy theories of Jews and
Israelis being responsible for international crises and events, including the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a Danish newspaper, Iran
's nuclear weapons program, and Muslim civil strife, in particular with regard to the destruction of mosques.

Al-Watan, June 24, 2006

As in recent months, newspapers continued to feature anti-Semitic caricatures and themes that include conspiracy theories of Jews plotting to control U.S. foreign policy and dominate the world, demonic images of Jews and Israelis, and depictions of the stereotypical Jew (big nose, black coat and hat, skull cap, etc.) along with Jewish symbols such as the Star of David.

Material in this compilation was translated by ADL from the original Arabic or taken from English language sources in the
Middle East.

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