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Cartoon via Al-Watan
While Senator Barrack Obama woes 200,000 strong in Berlin and leaves behind starstruck Europeans in every city, the Arab media remain unimpressed. The Arab street's monolithic and fabled Israel Lobby remains steadfast and not even Barack Obama messianic celebrity can escape it. (via Sott.net and Haaretz.com)
Numerous cartoons have appeared recently in the Arab press that portray presumptive U.S. presidential candidates senators Barack Obama and John McCain as lackeys controlled by Israel and by American Jews.

The allegations are in a report released Wednesday in New York by the Anti-Defamation League.

ADL director Abe Foxman said leading media outlets "from Gaza to Ramallah, from Bahrain to Damascus, from Cairo to Riyadh," were printing the cartoons.

"Once again, the Arab media does not miss an opportunity to promote classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of Jewish control over Washington, the media and the democratic process," Foxman said.

8 comments:

JSN said...

Obama once said the Palestinians were the most oppressed people on Earth.

Towing the AIPAC line in public obviously undercuts that completely, but there is definitely a difference between the two candidates.

The God of most Americans, Jesus the C, only ever lived in one country (unless the Mormons are right about his post-mortem visit to the Native Americans), and that was Israel.

Steve said...

It's not like we don't have a dog in the fight (though we like insisting we don't).

Now that I think about it, I wonder how the perception of America differs in mono-ethnic vs multi-ethnic countries?

Jeff said...

Interesting. Some in the German Press were actually critical of Obama's speech. I didn't get the impression from the crowd that they were entirely receptive to some of Obama's rhetoric. Asking the Europeans to pony up, with more troops and money in the war on terror, does set well with Latte German liberals.

dick stanley said...

The A-rabs just loved the Nazis. I'm sure they miss Hitler terribly.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, it's true - no one can escape the Elders. So let them foam for a while...

AI said...

No surprises here, it's the way of the Arabs. Although maybe some in the Obama camp may be a tad taken, aback that is...D. Stanley's comments drew a chuckle ...

Jay@Soob said...

Steve,

An excellent question. I suspect principle has as much to do with it as ethnicity. Consider Japan, a rather ethnically homogeneous society.

Jeff, thanks for the insight. I hadn't realized some of Germany's media didn't buy the rockstar quality of Obama straight off.

Dick, your generalizing albeit in a tongue in cheek fashion I suspect. Reality is a bit less black and white.

Jay@Soob said...

Snoop, no doubt the scrutiny of Obama hails from Israel as well, as he flopped about on the united/divided Jerusalem bit. I was going to post on this but tdaxp beat me to it.

AI, I agree and suspect that if Obama becomes President, the middle east will very quickly yank him from the happy clouds of very generalized rhetoric back into the land of reality.