Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Qatar - a tradition of anti-semitic cartoons

It is not surprising that Qatar is bankrolling Hamas. After all, Qatar is in the forefront of Arab anti-semitism.

And no matter how much Arab countries claim that they are merely anti-Zionist, somehow classic anti-semitism manages to leak through. From Qatar's al-Watan: (h/t MEMRI blog)

Apparently, this newspaper - whose chairman is a member of the royal family and whose half-owner is Qatar's foreign minister - has a recurring "Jew" as a character in its cartoons.The ADL lists a few from 2003:

Do these hook-nosed, bearded, sidelocked, black-hatted people look Zionist to you? They are based on Nazi caricatures of Polish Jews in the 1930s: