JEW-HATING cartoons have emerged all over the Arab world after Justice Richard Goldstone’s retraction in which he reversed the most serious accusation against Israel in the libelous Goldstone Report (the UN Human Rights Council-mandated investigation into Israel’s 2009 military operation in Gaza) – that Israel intentionally targeted civilians.
CARTOONS from ADL
JPOST – Judge Richard Goldstone’s Washington Post mea culpa, retracting several findings of his United Nations-sponsored inquiry into Operation Cast Lead, has ignited new flames of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in the Arab world, according to the Anti- Defamation League.
“Just as the original report was celebrated by Arab cartoonists as ‘proof’ of the evil nature of Israel and Jews, so too has the decision by Judge Richard Goldstone to reconsider his findings inspired another round of hateful caricatures and stereotypes in the Arab media,” said ADL’s national director Abe Foxman.
“Newspapers across the Arab world have responded to the Goldstone developments with a series of hideous caricatures, many of them viciously anti- Semitic,” he said.
Caricatures in Arab newspapers depicted illustrations of conspiracy theories that suggested “the Jewish lobby” had pressured Goldstone to change his findings.
In the Hamas newspaper Filastin on April 5, two days after the Goldstone op-ed appeared, an editorial cartoon showed a Jew, depicted with a large nose, beard and black hat and labeled “The Jewish Lobby,” holding Goldstone’s tongue (labeled the “Goldstone Report”) and scissors.
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.