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July 26, 2011

The Banality of Anti-Semitism in Egypt


MEMRI TV has made available a video of a comedy skit aired on Egyptian Television portraying a Jewish grandfather, his granddaughter and grandson sitting around the kitchen table scheming to sell human organs. They are portrayed as bloodthirsty, greedy buffoons in order to elicit chuckles from the audience. A young woman comedian introduces the skit with some "humor,"

the Jews trade in everything, so obviously they have not neglected organ trafficking. I have recently seen someone haggle over a pancreas in order to save five shekels.

The skit exposes the banality of Egyptian bigotry against Jews. In some ways, it recalls the cartoons and children's shows in the early years of American television that used humor to lampoon black Americans with demeaning stereotypes. In the Egyptian skit, however, the message concerning the nature of Jews is far darker.

Posted by SS at July 26, 2011 11:31 AM

Comments

There is nothing banal about this.
Didn't the Nazis do the same thing.
How secure is this peace treaty with
Israel with a population that thinks
this is funny. The Moslems are
quick to object to Koran burning
but where is their outrage about
this kind of filth. Does Israel
put on hate programs such as this.
Where is the world outrage?

Posted by: richard at July 27, 2011 07:27 AM

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