Wednesday, 3 July 2013

German Daily Depicts Israel as Moloch

Moloch. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Moloch was a Caananite deity associated with child sacrifices. Recently, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung used a cartoon describing this idol as an illustration in a review of a book by Peter Beinart, a liberal Jewish American commentator.

The cartoon was accompanied by a text that stated (as translated from German):

Germany is serving. For decades now, Israel has been given weapons, and partly free of charge. Israel’s enemies think it is a ravenous Moloch. Peter Beinart deplores this situation.”

The paper deplored that it used this cartoon, but the damage has already been done.


Plosker, Simon. 2013. Anti-Semitism in German Daily: Israel as a Ravenous Monster. Honest Reporting (July 3).