Sunday, May 15, 2016

Norway: NRK whitewashes Iran's antisemitism as "anti-Israel"

'Exhibiting anti-Israel cartoons'

NRK, Norway's government-sponsored broadcaster, published an article about Iran's Holocaust-denying cartoon competition.  (h/t morsmal)

But you wouldn't know it from reading it.  NRK journalist Kristian Elster explains that the competition is merely 'anti-Israeli'.   According to Elster, the contest is simply meant to mark the Palestinian 'Nakba', when the Palestinians were expelled from Palestine in 1948.  There's nothing wrong with that.  Elster, of course, doesn't bother to explain the context of this Nakba.  

The article mentions that Iran has been accused of Holocaust-negationism in their previous cartoon contests, but assures its readers that this is simply not true.

While NRK presents the viewpoints of the exhibition director and Iran's foreign minister, Elster simply could not locate one person who thinks this vile contest is antisemitic.

Here are some of the cartoons that NRK thinks are 'anti-Israeli':

Contest poster - Palestinians seeking freedom from Nazis

Temple Mount as Auschwitz

Israeli PM Netanyahu is Hitler

Israel enjoying the Holocaust, and using it as weapon against Gaza

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