OK, Olmert says it’s no big deal the Saudis and their pals won’t ‘shake hands’ with the Jews at the conference; at least they won’t be trotting out shopworn stereotypes about conniving Jews hoodwinking the Arab world and the international community, right?
Or will they?
Yes they will, according to this batch of editorial cartoons from Mideast newspapers compiled by the Anti-Defamation League.
Says the ADL:
These caricatures have a basic theme: that while Israel may be attending the Annapolis meeting, Israel has no intention of making peace. Rather, these caricatures depict Israel as using the conference in Annapolis to manipulate the Arab world and the international community to further its own belligerent agenda. The caricatures appeared in newspapers in countries participating in the Annapolis conference, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Jordan, and in papers from Iran and those controlled by Hamas who are opposed to Arab-Israeli reconciliation.
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