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Monday, June 28, 2010

Israel formally complains about Egyptian anti-semitic cartoon

From YNet/Reuters:
The Israeli embassy has sent a complaint to the newspaper of Egypt's ruling party about a cartoon that linked Israel and Nazis, an unusual step from a mission that tends to ignore its Egyptian media critics.

Al-Watani al-Youm (the National Today) published a cartoon on June 15 showing an aid ship apparently bound for Gaza being grabbed by an octopus carrying an Israeli flag with a Nazi swastika in place of the Star of David symbol.
Here is the cartoon  from that newspaper (which responds that it is not anti-semitic because they are semites too; that for Israel to claim that something is an insult to humanity is absurd because Israel is the worst insulter of humanity on the planet; and that Israelis pretty much are Nazis.)

This cartoon is hardly worse that cartoons printed daily in the Arab press.