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Arab Anti-Israel Cartoonists ‘Pig Out’ on Swine Flu

Swine flu epidemic has provided an excuse for cartoonists in Britain, Jordan, Qatar and UAE to depict Israelis as pigs, the ADL has found.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/6/2009, 9:36 PM

ADL website

Arab cartoonists in several countries have seized upon the swine flu epidemic to portray Israel and its leadership as pigs – an animal considered unclean by both Jews and Muslims. The Anti-Defamation League, which combats anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice, has collected several such cartoons.

The swine flu epidemic, which has spread from Mexico to the United States, Canada, Britain, Spain and New Zealand, also infected a few Israelis. This fact was enough to get some poisonous cartoonists’ quills working in Britain, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Dog (with Netanyahu likeness) "Iran is a common danger threatening both the Jews and the Arabs."
Akhbar al-Khalij, Bahrain
"The World Health Organization is Warning from a World Epidemic – the Swine Flu".
Al Watan, Qatar
 
"The Peace Process."
Al-Watan, Qatar
"The flu in Israel"
Al-Watan, Qatar

Al-Watan, Qatar
"Racism flu"
Al-Khalij, UAE
From right to left: "Mad Cow"; " Bird Flu"; " Swine Flu."
Al-Quds al-'Arabi, UK
"Swine Flu Arrives in Israel"
Ad-Dustur, Jordan
"Netanyahu's peace"
Al-Watan, Qatar
Netanyahu holds a piggy bank with an olive branch in its snout.
Ad-Dustur, Jordan
"The Spread of the Settlements Flu between Jerusalem and the West Bank."
Ash-Sharq, Qatar