Canada – Antisemitic Cartoons Published in Toronto Arabic Newspaper


HonestReporting Canada, an independent grass-roots organization promoting fairness and accuracy in Canadian media coverage of Israel and the Middle East reports that:

MeshwarA Toronto-area Arabic newspaper called Meshwar recently on November 30 published an antisemitic cartoon depicting Israelis eating Palestinian children and drinking their blood. Other cartoons caricatured the stereotypical trope of hook-nosed, menacing Jews.

According to Shalom Toronto’s Jonathan Halevi, Meshwar expressed support for outlawed Palestinian terrorist organizations like Hamas and called on Palestinians to thank Iran, Syria and Hezbollah for weapons used to bomb Israeli cities in the recent conflict.

This is the same Arabic newspaper that in June published poetry praising Palestinian terrorists. Meshwar is distributed throughout the Greater Toronto Area and is estimated at having a circulation of 10,000 copies.

HonestReporting Canada adds:

Publishing antisemitic blood libel cartoons and lauding Palestinian terror against innocent Israeli civilians is an affront to core Canadian values of tolerance and mutual respect. There is no place for this kind of “journalism” in the Canadian news industry. Exposing extremist commentary to scrutiny and to the light of day is the best sanitizer for this kind of repugnant content.

HonestReporting Canada (HRC) has called on their subscribers to contact this paper’s “editor” to express outrage over the publication of these antisemitic cartoons and of this newspaper’s avowed support for Palestinian terror. HRC also calls on this newspaper to apologize for publishing this disgraceful antisemitic content. HRC suggests your comments are sent directly to Meshwar’s editor Dr. Nazia Khatatba at

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