Rabbi protests Dutch paper's anti-Israel cartoon which portrays Israel as a threat to world peace


04/26/2013 05:19

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Jewish rights rabbi sends letter of protest over cartoon which portrays Israel as a threat to world peace.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center, sent a letter of protest on Thursday to the
editor-in-chief of Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant, for publishing a
political cartoon depicting Israel as a threat to world peace, alongside
North Korea."It seems that tried and true Nazi Jew-hatred
imagery still works for at least 38% of your fellow Dutchmen," Cooper's
letter said.
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"38%" Cooper is referring to, is the percentage of Dutch
correspondents, responding to a poll taken by the Friedrich Ebert
Foundation in 2011, who feel that Israel is conducting a war of
extermination against the Palestinians.Cooper was in Hague last
week to meet with top Dutch officials over a Sharriah4Dutch posting
which called for a new fatwa to attack European Churches and Synagogues,
according to the letter."Perhaps...as editor-in-chief you might
want to apologize for the timing of this particular outrage as it came
24 hours after an Iranian citizen burst into a synagogue in Pairs where
he stabbed a (hooked nosed?) Rabbi and his 18-year-old son (while)
screaming Allah Akhbar," the letter continued.The Simon
Wiesenthal Center's mission as stated on it's website "is a global
Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and
terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel,
defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the
Holocaust for future generations.http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Rabbi-protests-Dutch-papers-anti-Israel-cartoon-311179