Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Newspaper Publishes Anti-Israel Cartoon; Jews Don't Riot

The Norwegian daily Dagbladet recently published this cartoon by cartoonist Finn Graff, which caricatures Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as an infamous Nazi concentration camp commander depicted in the film Schindler's List who shot random Jewish prisoners for sport.

Jewish citizens, while offended by the cartoon, are not rioting in Norway or elsewhere in the world, and no one has died as a result of the cartoon.

From Reuters:
The caricature by political cartoonist Finn Graff appeared on July 10 in the Oslo daily Dagbladet. It has prompted outrage among the country's small Jewish community and led the Simon Weisenthal Center to submit a protest to the Norwegian government.
This is in sharp contrast to the behavior of Muslims worldwide, who touched off violent worldwide riots resulting in many deaths in the wake of the publication of cartoons by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.