Simon Wiesenthal Center denounces anti-Semitic cartoon

SWC DENOUNCES OLIPHANT ANTI-ISRAEL CARTOON THAT “MIMICS THE POISON OF NAZI AND SOVIET PROPAGANDA”; URGES NYTIMES.COM AND OTHER WEBSITES TO REMOVE IT

The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced Pat Oliphant’s cartoon that appeared in newspapers and websites across the United States and urged the nytimes.com and other websites to remove it.

“There is nothing about Oliphant’s cartoon not meant to denigrate and demonize the Jewish state, from the headless goose-stepping soldier to the horrific depiction of the Star of David about to devour a cowering innocent Gazan woman holding a baby,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC dean and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC associate dean.

“The imagery in this cartoon mimics the venomous anti-Semitic propaganda of the Nazi and Soviet eras. It is cartoons like this that inspired millions of people to hate in the 1930’s and help set the stage for the Nazi genocide,” Hier and Cooper added.

To view cartoon, click here…

Oliphant has been called the single most influental political cartoonist today.

For more information, contact the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Public Relations Department, 310-553-9036.

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