Some things are shocking but not surprising. This is one of them. The leftist CNN published a cartoon depicting Israeli Jews using antisemitic tropes, setting another new low for the failing network.
In an article titled “As Israel bans Palestinian flags, one artist protests with his brush,” CNN writer Abeer Salman wrote about a cartoonist who is protesting against Itamar Ben Gvir.
“If CNN needs to flirt with antisemitic tropes in order to report on controversial Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, what does that say about the network?” Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) research analyst David Litman asked.
“Salman seemed to go out of her way to not just include ahistorical swipes at the Jewish state, but also – in borrowing from centuries of antisemitic blood libels – associate the holiday of Passover with Jews benefiting from the shedding of blood of non-Jews.”
“Of all Mysh’s other cartoons, Salman chose to highlight one that depicts a Jewish family celebrating Passover, surrounded by a sea of blood. The imagery echoes multiple antisemitic themes and conspiracy theories,” Litman continued. “For one, it flirts with the ancient blood libel that Jews use the blood of non-Jews during Passover to bake matzah. For another, it plays on themes of Jews accruing benefits at the expense of the blood and freedom of others.”
Source: (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)