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July 26, 2006

Europe’s Jews as Nazis Cartoons


One of the odder political eddies to spin out of the tidal wave that is the escalation of violence in southern Lebanon in the past couple of weeks has been the occasional, unfortunate tendency of some of Europe's cartoonists to use Nazi imagery to depict the Israeli forces or Israeli figures in a negative light. It's the kind of thing where you can sort of see the logic there, especially if you've been drinking, where someone wants to make a real strong statement using elements that to Western Society post-1935 would count as an "ultimate irony," but really it's always a horrible idea and usually ends up being executed in horrible fashion.

This article talks about the above cartoon, using imagery familiar to viewers of Schindler's List.
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