Anti-semitic caricatures in left-wing and traditional media compare Israeli politics with Nazi ideologies and the Shoah.
In the first caricature, which is most representative of the trend of the left-wing press upon resurgence of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel’s interests are compared with Nazi crimes and Israeli citizens with neo-Nazis. The Gaza Strip is portrayed as a concentration camp surrounded by barbed wire. Since the Gaza Strip is populated solely by Palestinians, the imprisoned person in the caricature can be assumed to be a Palestinian. At the same time, the striped uniform with the map of the Gaza Strip upon it directly compares the situation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the situation of the Jews during the Holocaust and their stigmatisation with the Star of David.
In the second caricature, in the midst of the financial crisis, the Greek society was depicted as a victim of the EU austerity measures, like the Jews that were deported to extermination camps. The use of the train and the references to the haircut and to the group showers draw clear parallels to the experiences of the Jews during the Shoah.
In other words, these caricatures are case-studies of a mixture of antisemitic rhetoric, combining Israel-related antisemitism and Holocaust distortion/trivialization, which is endemic in parts of the Greek press.