Thursday, July 12, 2012

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Iranian Cartoon

The Huffington Post isn't totally pro-Iran, but it doesn't make too much of an effort to publish stories about Iran's feelings towards Israel and Jews. It didn't cover the anti-Semitic speech made by Iran's Vice Foreign Minister, and it didn't cover this story either:


"Once again, Iran takes the prize for promoting anti-Semitism," Anti-Defamation League (ADL) director Abraham H. Foxman said in response to the results of an Iranian cartoon contest, in which the winning entry depicts three religious Jews praying in front of a representation of the Western Wall in Jerusalem labeled "New York Wall Street."

"The winning cartoon takes the most sacred site in Judaism and perverts it into a shrine of greed. It is offensive on so many levels," he said.

The anti-Semitic cartoon was declared the winner of Iran’s first annual "International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival," co-sponsored by the Iranian media outlet Fars News. According to reports, the contest’s jury consisted of seven judges from Iran, Turkey, Poland and Romania who judged more than 1,600 cartoons. The winning artist, Mohammad Tabrizi, was awarded 5,000 euros for his image of Jews praying in front of "Wall Street."

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