Abbas’ Fatah party posted several anti-US and anti-Trump messages following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Palestinians continue to demonize President Donald Trump following his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Recently, Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement compared Trump to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, posting an image of the two on Twitter next to a statement explaining that Fatah does not see any difference between them:
“I don’t see any different [sic], do you? #HandsOffAlQuds,” Fatah tweeted earlier this month, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a watchdog that monitors Palestinian incitement to terrorism and anti-Semitism.
Fatah also tweeted an anti-Trump poster calling the US president “an irrelevant clown.” The image shows a sign with a photo of Trump and a red stamp reading “Veto!” over his mouth.
A third insult tweeted by Fatah shows a sign held during a procession with a picture of Jerusalem showing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the foreground and the Dome of the Rock in the background, and below it a picture of Trump holding the signed memorandum recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as US Vice President Mike Pence stands in the background. Shoes are stuck to the poster around the faces of Trump and Pence as well as on the memorandum. In Arab culture throwing shoes at someone is a sign of great disrespect.
The text on poster, in English and Arabic, says “Peace upon Jerusalem, the Mother of all Capitals. To Trump and Pence and their puppets, Beware! …Jerusalem is not one of your Casinos. Jerusalem is the most sacred city to Muslims and Christians. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine. Jerusalem is a Red Line!!”
On Tuesday, PMW reported that Mahmoud Abbas’ senior advisor said that Trump’s words were worth less than the urine of a boy in Jerusalem.
Arabic Media Teems with Anti-Semitic Images
In general, Muslim anti-Semitism has emerged at anti-Israel rallies taking place globally and in Arabic language media in response to Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, according to analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The ADL recently exposed a variety of anti-Semitic cartoons published in the Arab media demonstrating the extent to which Muslim anti-Semitic conspiracy theories abound.
ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt expressed concern that anti-Semitic rhetoric could escalate.
The ADL survey showed that viciously anti-Semitic cartoons have appeared in widely read Arab media publications in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
Some of the cartoons suggested that Israel controls US foreign policy, depicting Trump as a puppet or pawn of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while others evoke classic anti-Semitic themes, with Jews stereotypically depicted with large noses, pointed teeth and large ears.
Several cartoons suggested that Israel and the US are conspiring to wrest control of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem away from Muslims.