The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called out cartoonist Pat Oliphant as “hideously anti-Semitic” for a cartoon they claim uses “Nazi-like imagery and hateful evocation of the Jewish Star of David.”
The cartoon portrays a headless figure marching in a goose step with a sword in one hand and pushing a Star of David on a wheel with the other. The star has fangs and is chasing after a woman carrying a child, labeled “Gaza.”
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
Pat Oliphant’s outlandish and offensive use of the Star of David in combination with Nazi-like imagery is hideously anti-Semitic. It employs Nazi imagery by portraying Israel as a jack-booted, goose-stepping headless apparition. The implication is of an Israeli policy without a head or a heart.
Israel’s defensive military operation to protect the lives of its men, women and children who are being continuously bombarded by Hamas rocket attacks has been turned on its head to show the victims as heartless, headless aggressors.