What the Guardian won’t report: Art on PA TV portrays Israel as a monster eating Palestinian kids


There are so many examples of official Palestinian Authority-sponsored antisemitism and incitement against Jews and Israel that we could easily devote dozens of posts each day to documenting them all. 

The meme in the MSM suggesting that Israeli settlements in the disputed territories represent the main obstacle to peace is a myth which is only given legitimacy by the media’s related failure to expose a Palestinian culture which indoctrinates its citizens with demonic depictions of Israeli Jews – demonization necessarily inimical to peace and co-existence.

The Palestinian artist in the following PA TV program (translated by Palestinian Media Watch) notes that his painting “is about the Gaza massacre… and the Zionist enemy’s cruelty and savagery.”  

PMW notes:

“The painting shows an ogre impaling children on his bayonet and eating them one by one. On the lower right, dead children are piled up to be eaten and two baby ogres are also shown eating children. The three monsters wear skull caps with a Star of David. The scene is taking place in the ogre’s underground lair under cactuses that are growing on the surface. A Star of David is also painted on the lock of the lair.”

See for yourself the type of sickening propaganda which Harriet Sherwood would never report:

Is there anyone who can honestly argue that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are the cause of such hideous racism and that, in the event of Israeli withdrawals to 1949 armistice lines, the Palestinians would cease advancing such dehumanizing characterizations of Jews?

UPDATE: In response to a CiF Watch critic who graces our comment pages, who was concerned that we unfairly conflated mere anti-Zionism (of the art) with antisemitism, here, courtesy of Elder of Ziyon, is a high resolution photo of a frame in the clip.

As you can clearly see, the monster murdering the Palestinian child with a bayonet is wearing a Kippah.  That is, the homicidal creature is a Jew.

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77 comments on “What the Guardian won’t report: Art on PA TV portrays Israel as a monster eating Palestinian kids

  1. “There are so many examples of official Palestinian Authority-sponsored antisemitism and incitement against Jews and Israel ”

    As far as I can see the interview and the picture refer to Zionism, not to Jews; please don’t conflate the two.

    This is art and uses allegory to make an emotional point about Palestinian child deaths at the hands of Israelis (some 1477 since September 2000 and counting). Try putting yourself into the shoes of the Palestinian artist. Would you not feel outrage at the perpetrators of such deaths? Would you not be inclined to use the strongest possible imagery to make your point in their condemnation?

    You make particular mention of the artist’s use of the Star of David – but this figures prominently on the Israeli flag!

    • sencar. Could you substantiate the ‘Palestinian child deaths at the hands of Israelis (some 1477 since September 2000 and counting).’

      A link to an acceptable site would be appreciated. With a definition of the word ‘children’. Age in particular.

    • More Arab children have died in the past year in Syria, let alone the tens of thousands killed in Iraq over the past decade, at the hands of other Arabs,but their deaths somehow don’t result in “art” of this kind.

      • You’re right in general. Many people can be weasly in criticising one but not the other.

        Of course, there are some excellent cartoonists who do make fun of the brutality of the Arab regimes, you should look out for it more.

          • in the context of the Israeli-Arab dispute, the Arab/Muslim/ European media cartoonists, etc. never display any decency to the Jews. Jewish rights, claims, etc. are generally not presented. when they are, they are mischaracterized and/or distorted, disparaged or discounted. so, one might find negative cartoons about Asad (perhaps depicting him as a Jew) but one will never see a depicition of Israel or Israelis devoid of vilification.

    • This is art and uses allegory to make an emotional point …

      You must be a fan of the movie Jud Suss too sencar. It is art using allegory to make an emotional point…

      • Peter: “You must be a fan of the movie Jud Suss”

        I think Jud Suss is too subtle for sencar’s taste. More a fan of ‘The Eternal Jew’ and other ‘delightful’ stories like ‘Little Saint Hue of Lincoln’.

        How that self-righteous liberal heart of sencar’s bleeds for the innocent victims of Jewish criminality – A real chip of the old chauvinistic European block, viscerally, irrevocably and proudly hostile to the Jewish collective.

    • ” Try putting yourself into the shoes of the Palestinian artist. Would you not feel outrage at the perpetrators of such deaths? Would you not be inclined to use the strongest possible imagery to make your point in their condemnation? ”

      So Sencar feels that this kind of cartoon using religious symbols is quite reasonable to express anger at the death of children.

      However we all know what kind of international uproar and hatred would result if Islamic symbols were used to protest the very direct and deliberate deaths of the Fogel parents and children. OK for one and not the other, I quite understand.

    • “As far as I can see…”
      Your myopia is a problem.

      “This is art and uses allegory to make an emotional point…” well, duh!
      The picture is both a reflection of, and part of, a campaign of incitement.
      “Try putting yourself into the shoes of the Palestinian artist.”
      The Pals and other Arabs, and Muslim countries dehumanize Israelis/Jews everyday in disgusting ways. They call for murder and genocide and often act on these calls to murder. They target civilians, including children (unlike the IDF), because they’ve been taught that they are all monsters (the picture is part of that teaching). It wouldn’t take much imagination to depict these perpetrators as monsters themselves, eating jewish children.
      Now, put yourself into the shoes of an Israeli/Jewish artist.

    • sencar:

      This is art and uses allegory to make an emotional point about Palestinian child deaths at the hands of Israelis

      Oh please. You’re being an apologist for horrible and irresponsibly sensationalist propaganda that further fuels hatred.

      Quite aside from any “artistic” merits, i.e. the lack thereof.

      • pretzelberg

        The artistic merits are irrelevant.

        There is a an honorable history of artists using ‘sensationalist’ imagery to make political points. Think Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal’, which coincidentally advocates the eating of babies. Or look at Steve Bell’s cartoons in The Guardain – often savage in their imagery and usually directed at UK politicians.

        If Israel is routinely killing large numbers of minors (which is undeniable whatever the pathetic justifications) it is not ” fuel(ling) hatred to say so, just exposing evil.

        • One more blood libel from the lovely sencar.
          You are a perfect gift for Cifwatch who keeps giving with every one of your new rants.

          • No counter-evidence, peterthehungarian, just the usual abuse. Why do you bother to post if you have nothing to say?

            • Why bother? This is a fun to study the workings of unintelligent jew-haters like you.

            • “No counter-evidence, peterthehungarian, just the usual abuse. Why do you bother to post if you have nothing to say?”

              You didn’t present any evidence in the first place.

              • “You didn’t present any evidence in the first place.”

                On the contrary I gave two (very different) examples of “artists using ‘sensationalist’ imagery”, and could have given many more. Elsewhere on this page I have given details of Palestinian child deaths at the hands of the IDF and evidence of an IDF shoot to kill policy.

                Did you actually read my comment, Jeff?

      • “Is there anyone who can honestly argue that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are the cause of such hideous racism”

        Pal, the “Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria” are long dead, these two regions ceased to exist some 2000 years ago.

        PS: the communities living in the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire are long dead too.

    • What ‘CIF Watch’ won’t report: PalWatch is a political lobby with a political agenda, whose reporting must be verified before being quoted, in order to make sure their stories are accurate as this is not guaranteed.

      • Itamar Marcus, founder of Palestinian Media Watch, is a former vice president of the Central Fund for Israel, a settler fund that also supports pro-settler organization Im Tirzu. PalWatch is not an independent media but an association that promotes it sown political agenda. Please try to find more credible sources or to cross-check what palWatch alleges, thanks.

  2. I just updated the post to include a high resolution photo of the art. As you’ll see the artist is clearly depicting the monster as a Jew and not “merely” an Israeli.

    • Sencar, the death of any child is a tragedy. But this artist seeks to imply that Jewish (yes, Jewish) Israelis are monsters who deliberately target (and eat, yes eat) Palestinian babies and young children.

      I don’t know how accurate your figure of 1,477 since 2000 is, but I would wager that a considerable number of those were in their late teens (still children, still tragic, but hardly babies) and a considerable proportion were killed while either actively involved in violence against Israeli soldiers (i.e. child combatants – isn’t that a war crime?) or having been deliberately put in harm’s way by their loving parents, teachers and leaders (i.e. human shields – isn’t that a war crime?).

      As I say, every child death is a tragedy, but despite the disgusting calumnies spread on the islamist sites, there is no credible evidence that Israel (or Jews) deliberately target Palestinian children as this “art” clearly suggests.

      • “I don’t know how accurate your figure of 1,477 since 2000 is, but I would wager that a considerable number of those were in their late teens”

        The overall figures are I think fairly accurate:

        http://www.rememberthesechildren.org/remember2009.html

        Most deaths were indeed of teenagers, and some of these were no doubt throwing stones when shot in the head or chest (yes, official figures show a very high proportion of deliberate death shots). During Cast Lead the percentage of younger children seems to have been much higher, though I haven’t tried to do the detailed sums.

        Let me just ask whether Jewish teenage rioters would have been similarly treated. You only have to ask to know the answer. Or compare the treatment of stone throwers in the occupied territories with that of similar miscreants in the UK or other EU countries. There was criticism of police over-reaction during the city riots in the UK last summer but no rioters were shot, still less killed. There is overwhelming evidence of a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy by the IDF. Very occasionally a soldier is charged but is inevitably found innocent or given a trivial sentence.

        CifWatchers are of course pro-Israel but don’t any of you ever question the excesses of your government and armed forces?

        • Next time you will quote from the Protocols? Maybe from this artistic Egyptian TV program? Then certainly you will know that we Jews sawed off the head of John The Baptist…

          Or compare the treatment of stone throwers in the occupied territories with that of similar miscreants in the UK or other EU countries.

          Naturally in every EU countries and the UK trying to kill with stones is an everyday occurence….

          There was criticism of police over-reaction during the city riots in the UK last summer but no rioters were shot, still less killed.

          So Ian Tomlinson was hit by a car…

          There is overwhelming evidence of a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy by the IDF.

          You forgot to mention the poisoning of wells, the sending of drug infected candies, not to speak about the use of the blood of Palestinian children in the Pesach matzo…

          • “You forgot to mention the poisoning of wells…”

            No, peterthehungarian, I’m only concerned with the truth The British Medical Journal published evidence of the shoot-to-kill’ policy where children are concerned in 2005. The original article is subscription only but you can see the author’s follow-up comments here:

            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1226264/

            Here’s a quote:

            “I noted that two thirds of all Palestinian child fatalities had been caused by small arms fire (from relatively close range), in fully half of the cases to the head or upper torso—the sniper’s wound. My statement that “clearly, soldiers are routinely authorised to shoot to kill children in situations of minimal or no threat” has now been confirmed in emphatic fashion—the authority being Israeli soldiers who have committed these acts themselves.”

            • I don’t remeber when was the last time when a EU country tried to annihilate one of its neighbors and lost. But wait… about 70 years ago Germany and Hungary tried to do exactly this and interestingly they lost a huge part of their territory – really their territory. Israel presently occupies territories lost by Jordan and Egypt and is ready to negotiate to give it to the presently non-existent Palestinian state. The West-Bank before the wars was populated by native Arabs, Arabs from the neighboring countries and native Jews with a clear majority of them in Jerusalem. But please keep up with your empty sloganeering – it is very funny…

            • “Peter, EU countries do not occupy the territory of their neighbour as Israel does.”
              Avi, Benyamin, Nat or whoever you are pretending to be today.
              Do you think you can convince the Government of Spain about that only they seem to believe that Gibraltar is rightfully theirs and occupied by the United Kingdom.
              Last time I looked both Spain and the U.K. were member countries of the EU.
              And of course there is an ongoing, although currently mainly peaceful, disagreement between the U.K,, claiming part of the island of Ireland as U.K. territory, and the Republic of Ireland. Again both countries are member countries of the EU.

        • “Let me just ask whether Jewish teenage rioters would have been similarly treated.”
          sencar, Jewish teenagers don’t need to riot in order to be killed by Arabs; they only need to exist. At least you’ve dropped the pretense of calling them Israelis and have now let it all hang out.

          • It’s relevant to use the term ‘Jews’ in this context since only Israeli Jews enjoy the sort of protection from abuse of authority to which I referred. Israeli Arabs certainly don’t enjoy such protection; think October 2000, or look it up if it doesn’t ring bells.

      • 300 children were killed during Israel’s operation Cast lead on Gaza in December 2008- January 2009, many of whom were killed during Israeli airstrikes on their homes. Some of the children killed were toddlers, so how could they have been “engaged in violence”????

        • Avi – read what I said. I said “a considerable number” were engaged in violence – not all. I also said that any child’s death is tragic – even those “engaged in violence”.

          It is a sad fact that children (and other civilians) are killed in war. Utterly tragic, but unavoidable. It is even less avoidable when one side insists on hiding its soldiers in civilian territory, firing rockets from school playgrounds etc. Despite all this, the IDF does more to safeguard civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.

          http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=225172

          • If you avoided bombing civilian areas in Gaza, you would also avoid killing civilians, including children.

            • benyamin if your brothers avoided launching rockets at Israeli children hiding behind their sons and daughters then these victims of Arab fascism would live happily today. I you know as I know they are doing this in order to give ammunition for you and your brothers in arms spreading classik blood libels masquerading as “human rights activists/”

            • You didn’t even click on the link, did you? Just chose to spout another line from your book of anti-Zionist one-liners.

      • Last time I checked, Israeli textbooks implied that all Palestinians are ignorant peasants, and forgot to mention that nearly one million Palestinians were chased from their homes when Israel was created in 1948.

        Both israeli and palestinian textbooks and media incite to intolerance in their own way.

        • I’m sure you can quote from these text books giving their authors and their years of publication… No? You can’t? Why am I not shocked…

      • Gooner, what about this Israeli officer who deliberately shot and killed a 13-year-old CHILD in Gaza?

        This guy was not convicted, even though he shot a little girl in the back several times.

        He was denounced by several other Israeli soldiers who saw him execute the child but… he was not sentenced!

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/nov/24/israel

        • He was acquitted because he couldn’t know that the girl had damaged hearing abilities and couldn’t hear the soldiers warning her to stop approaching them. Sadly your poor victim comrades have an interesting habit to send boobytrapped children among Jews.

  3. Is there anyone who can honestly argue that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are the cause of such hideous racism and that, in the event of Israeli withdrawals to 1949 armistice lines, the Palestinians would cease advancing such dehumanizing characterizations of Jews?

    Even if one were to accept your analysis that anti-Semitism is the chief obstacle to peace (not altogether unconvincing as one of an array of problems, I’d agree), your solutions are wrong. Coexistence and increased exposure are the only ways to deal with this. Essentially that argues for a Middle East of open orders, even a one state solution. Separate states for separate ethnic groups will do nothing to ease prejudice caused by years of conflict and mistrust. Apartheid much less so.

    • Yes, Sencar, you are probably right. Separate states for separate ethnic groups are a sign that all is not well with the world, but let’s put aside the idealistic crap, shall we?

      1. Jews have lived in many countries around the world, attempting to just get on with their lives, yet they have been repeatedly persecuted, murdered, expelled, beaten, massacred, humiliated… Do you have any inkling as to why Jews would like ONE place in the World where they can set the rules, for a change, rather than be at the whim of someone else?

      2. OK- so separate states for separate ethnic groups are a bad idea. I’ve had an inspired idea. Let’s combine Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and put them all together in one group – I know, let’s call it Yugoslavia – and sit back and relax while they all live in harmony together as one happy family.

      • Ok, but then Levick’s is a circular and, therefore, obstinate position.

        The conflict is fuelled by anti-Jewish racism.
        The way to stop racism is more integration.
        Integration is impossible because Jews have to be in one state so they are safe.
        Therefore we can’t solve the racism.
        Therefore the conflict is intractible.
        Therefore let’s build settlements and be bellicose in general and threaten people with slander and libel and generally be prigs.

        Or, he could stop hiding behind it, and start advocating peace. I don’t hold out much hope for such a religioethnonationalist nut.

        As for Yugoslavia, first, the situation is atually much worse now in nationalist states. Second, the conflict was caused by elite rivalry and egotism, not ethnic strife. Third, there are plenty of perfectly functioning multi-ethnic states in the world, so you can’t choose the one example where it doesn’t work and shout QED.

        • I chose the most obvious example. I could choose others, but frankly I have work to do.

          And your quasi-logical list is full of non-sequiturs. The need for a Jewish state does not imply in any way that we can’t solve racism. It is perfectly possible for neighbouring states of different predominant ethnicities to co-exist perfectly peacefully, but only when one of them isn’t educating its children to hate the other one.

          Examples abound in Israel of people, organisations and government initiatives to counter racism and prejudice against Arabs and Muslims in general and Palestinians in particular. Can you point to any Gazan initiatives promoting an understanding of Jews in general or Israelis in particular?

          Finally, your suggestion that Adam Levick doesn’t advocate peace is just ridiculous. I can’t speak for Adam, but from what I know of him, I believe him to be one of the 99% of Israelis (and Jews worldwide) who would rejoice without reservation if Israel, with secure borders, could reach a real peace with its neighbours.

          But not peace at any price. Not peace at the price of no more Israel. Israel’s existence is simply non-negotiable. Until her neighbours understand this, there is simply no chance for peace.

        • ,,,so you can’t choose the one example where it doesn’t work and shout QED.

          India-Pakistan
          Ruanda
          Sudan
          Turkey
          Syria
          Iran
          Irak
          SriLanka

          Want to continue?

          Seems to me math is not your forte sanity.

        • It is Sanitary’s unsupported opinion that the only way to halt racism it for the people to live together.

          Perhaps he should suggest it to the PA which has so many indications that it wants no Jews among them. They have the death penalty for anyone selling land to Jews for instance and their new city has no provision at all for Jewish religious buildings, synagogues, schools or mikves

    • “Separate states for separate ethnic groups will do nothing to ease prejudice caused by years of conflict and mistrust.”

      Quite right. I say we march down to the Pakistani and Bangladeshi embassies and demand they reunite with India forthwith.

    • Sanity,
      The way to teach coexistence is to teach coexistence and to respect the national rights of others rather than to push irredentist claims. Make no mistake, the Pals ultimate goal is an Arab state to replace a jewish one, not to live next to one.

    • Sanity,
      The way to teach coexistence is to teach coexistence and to respect the national rights of others rather than to push absolute irredentist claims. Make no mistake, the Pals ultimate desired goal is an Arab state to replace a jewish one, not to live next to one.

      • “Make no mistake, the (Israelis’) ultimate desired goal” is a Greater Israel taking over all desirable parts of the West Bank, Golan and Jerusalem and driving Palestinians either into exile or into ghettos.

        • No sencar,
          Israel’s ultimate goal is its independence and peace with its neighbors, i.e., its security.

    • Today’s chief obstacle to peace is the Government of Israel’s illegal settlements policy, because it makes a two-state solution and the Jewish state impossible.

  4. If that guy qualifies as an “artist” then maybe there’s still hope of me winning the Turner Prize.

    As for the gruesome “art” – bear in mind that during WWI the French and British published propaganda posters of German soldiers bayonetting babies.

    • But there was no 1500 year tradition of treating Germans as underlings (dhimmi status for Jews in Islamic countries), nor a history of blood libels (the specific accusation of killing children, no less) against Germans.
      More Arab children have died in the past year in Syria, let alone the tens of thousands killed in Iraq, at the hands of other Arabs,but their deaths somehow don’t result in “art” of this kind.

      • Oh yes, absolutely. I wasn’t claiming that the two situations are directly comparable.
        I was merely pointing out one previous example of bloodthirsty propaganda based on lies.

      • Wow. What a bizarre show. I initially assumed it really was an Israeli TV show, i.e. trying to expose hatred. But, sadly, no …

        • I wouldn’t call it bizarre Pretzel, but characteristic of the Egyptian upper educated classes (whose members naturally won’t have to fight against the IDF only female TV presenters). Maybe seeing it you will agree that not the settlements are the biggest block on the way to peace.

          • If you look at my many comments here and on CiF, peter, you will surely know that I consider general Arab hatred of Israel to be a big – if indeed not the biggest – obstacle to peace.

            I have said countless times: if there were to be a Palestinian state founded tomorrow, there would stil be massive resentment towards Israel.

            But you know that, don’t you?

              • Peter, Jew is a religion and maybe a culture too, but Israeli is a nationality.

                There are European or American Jews working and living everywhere in the Middle-East and they’re super happy to be living the good expatriatre life in places as wonderful as Beyrouth or Cairo. Only Israelis encounter problems in these countries, so please don’t try to mix things up because it won’t work.

                • Only Israelis? Beiruth and Cairo? Jew is a religion?
                  One more cretin using a Hebrew name when posting totally delusional lies….
                  Watch the clip – they speak about Jews and not Israelis, but judging from your previous posts this insignificant fact won’t influence your world of bullshit.

                • I tell you, there are tons of American or European Jews living in Arab capitals like Beirut, Cairo or Dubai and WE HAVE FUN.

                  I bet I’m safer in Beirut, Cairo or Dubai than Israel these days, considering prospecte look bleak with the war in Syria and incoming rockets attacks from Sinai or Gaza.

                • You have fun Avi? Then I wish you well to continue living there… Do you like their TV programs too? Do they know that you are a Jew? (Just joking… You are a Jew as I’m Atilla the Hun)

  5. Thanks for the link Peter. That show was terrible, and yet so illustrative of the problem the sencar’s of this world refuse to see and acknowledge.

    • I would make the viewing of this clip compulsory for all Guardinistas and the assorted “peace activists” posting on CIF and (Cifwatch)F. And these sick fucks are not islamists but educated “artists”, probably the woman who accusing the Jews sawing of John The bapist’s head and denying the Holocaust is a Christian.
      Anyway after seenig it I know that not only me but my children and grandchildren have to keep the rifle ready.

      • Thanks, Pete, I watched both videos. The first one is funny. The fat cook cursed all Shias, calling them dogs and infidels. The prank caller was in all likelihood a local Christian trolling and lampooning Islam. The cook just didn’t get it.

        The second reel, lasting almost ten minutes, is a true portal to how Arabs feel about Jews and Israel in general.

        it also all speaks volumes about them as a culture. .

        Instead of talking or trying to reason like civilized people, they use violence even against a helpless female presenter. The woman in a hijab, Ugly Betty, is plain stupid and nasty. Not much to add, not noteworthy at all.

        They all suffer from inferiority complex vis-a-vis Jews.

        As for their threats… well we know how to deal with that cowardly lot.

      • I can’t be sure, but judging by her head-cover she was a Muslim – one of those that the MSM idiots would term “moderate”, just because she doesn’t wear an Afghani style burqa.

        John the Baptist and his father are considered holy in the Quran, and funnily enough, when islamofascist try to convince the MSM suckers that Islam is tolerant and it is Christianity and Judaism which are religions of hate, they say that the Quran recognizes and respects the prophets of all the other religions (Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, Mary, Jesus, etc.) while Christianity and Judaism deny that Muhammad was a prophet.

  6. I’ve always felt great affection for Godzilla: from childhood, he was my favourite movie monster.Now I can see he’s my mishpocha, I could just plotz!

    • //I’ve always felt great affection for Godzilla//

      Not too long ago, the Arabs apparently renamed him to… Jewdzilla.

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