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Arab Cartoonists Use Swine Flu Theme to Mock Israeli Leaders, Jewish State

Posted: May 22, 2009

The swine flu epidemic has provided fodder for newspapers in the Muslim and Arab world to continue their broadsides against Israel.  Editorial cartoonists for large circulation Arab and Muslim newspapers in several countries have picked up the swine flu theme as a means to depict Israeli leaders as racist pigs. 

The anti-Israel swine flu cartoons, as shown below, have appeared in Arab and Muslim newspapers in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Al-Ghad, May 22, 2009 (Jordan)
The cartoon's headline: "The Knesset is Dealing with the Idea of an Alternative Homeland as the Swine Flu Spreads in Israel." The sign reads: "The Alternative Homeland."

Al-Watan, May 6, 2009 (Qatar)

In Arabic: "Netanyahu's Peace."

Ad-Dustur, May 6, 2009 (Jordan)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a piggy bank with an olive branch in his snout.

Akhbar al-Khalij, May 6, 2009 (Bahrain)

The dog, representing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, says: "Iran is a common danger threatening both the Jews and the Arabs."

Ash-Sharq, May 5, 2009 (Qatar).
The cartoon's headline: "The Spread of the Settlements Flu between Jerusalem and the West Bank."

Ad-Dustur, May 5, 2009 (Jordan)
The cartoon's headline: "The Swine Flu Arrives to Israel."

Al-Quds al-'Arabi, May 4, 2009 (UK)
From right to left: "The Mad Cow"; "The Bird Flu"; "The Swine Flu."

Al-Khalij, May 3, 2009 (UAE)
The cartoon's headline: "The Racism Flu."

Al-Watan, May 1, 2009 (Qatar)

Al-Watan, April 30, 2009 (Qatar)
The cartoon's headline: "The Flu in Israel." 

, April 29, 2009 (Qatar)
The cartoon's headline: "The Peace Process."

Al-Watan, April 27, 2009 (Qatar)
The title reads: "The World Health Organization is Warning from a World Epidemic the Swine Flu".






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