Conspiracy paranoia update. “‘Jews control US elections,'” by Stephanie Rubenstein in the Jerusalem Post, July 23 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Increasing numbers of anti-Semitic cartoons depicting US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have surfaced throughout the Arab media over the past few weeks.
Since McCain’s visit to Israel in March and Obama’s current tour of the country, the Arab media have produced an influx of negative cartoons, depicting the supposed Jewish control of the upcoming presidential election in November, according to a report published by the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday.
In one cartoon published in Saudi Arabia, in two separate newspapers, the presidential candidates are drawn in the jacket pocket of a Jewish man. In another cartoon from the Palestinian Authority, Obama is placed in the back pants pocket of a Jewish man, with an accompanying caption reading “the wagon [that gets you] to the White House” in Arabic.
A third Jordanian drawing depicts the candidates meeting President Bush, who is drowning in a sand pit among skulls in Iraq. The Arabic caption below read, “Come in, make yourself at home.”…