Antonio Morera Antunes, the artist whose antisemitic caricature was published in the New York Times in April, had produced such grotesque images before: a cartoon from 1983, which pictured Israelis dressed as Nazis, with Magen Davids in place of the swastika, pointing their guns at victims reminiscent of the Jewish people, though dressed in the Palestinian keffiyeh.
Both cartoons were appalling, but the latter in particular struck a chord. It reminded me of the pervasiveness of the Holocaust references that are used to describe the State of Israel.
It seems obvious to me that Israel, a Jewish state, should not be compared to the Nazis, who sought the termination of the Jewish people.
However, it is apparent that numerous pro-Palestinian commentators and political figures disagree.
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Contributed by 2018-2019 Queen Mary University of London CAMERA Fellow Natalia Gutman.