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Distorting The Holocaust

Anti-semitic caricatures in left-wing media compare Israeli politics with Nazi ideologies. In the 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 directly compares the situation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the situation of the Jews during the Holocaust. In other words, this caricature is a case-study of a mixture of antisemitic rhetoric, combining Israel-related antisemitism and Holocaust distortion/trivialization, which is endemic in parts of the Greek press.