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Facebook says cartoon depicting two Arabs happily hanging an Orthodox Jew doesn’t violate its community standards

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In yet another display of Facebook’s apparent tolerance of extreme antisemitism, the social networking site has refused to take down a disturbing cartoon which features two smiling Arabs hanging an Orthodox Jewish man.

The Orthodox Jew is portrayed with blood staining his hand, an example of classic blood libel, one of the oldest and most virulent expressions of antisemitism. He is also displayed with an exaggerated hooked nose and with bows tied to his peyot.

The post comes from a page called “Fuck Israel”, which has over 51,000 likes and which features much explicit antisemitism. You can report the page by following this link and clicking on the three dots near the top of the page.

Various other images on the page display blatant blood libel.

Facebook has form in this area. In 2016 we reported that Facebook had allowed a post that called for the genocide of all Jews. In all but four countries, it is Facebook’s official policy to avoid removing Holocaust denial, only doing so when the law of a country explicitly requires it to.


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