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Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian Jews Sue Cartoonist Over ‘Nazi Hug’ Drawing

Published on: January 21, 2019 03:00 PM
By: JTA
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Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian Jews have filed a lawsuit against an iconic cartoonist over a drawing that was considered anti-Semitic.

The Rio Jewish federation sued cartoonist Aroeira for his image featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, in a hug with their arms held in the shape of a swastika. The cartoon was published by O Dia newspaper and circulated on social media.

“Art can never be used to offend the memory of millions of people who died in World War II. The issue will be viewed with severity. We can’t tolerate the offense to Jews and other minorities,” Jewish federation President Arnon Velmovitsky told the weekly television show Comunidade na TV on Sunday.

The lawsuit made headlines after Rio’s largest newspaper, O Globo, highlighted the fact that the Jewish federation’s legal department is led by Rodrigo Fux, who is son of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luix Fux.

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Netanyahu attended Bolsonaro’s inauguration on January 1 in Brasilia, the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit Latin America’s largest nation. They called each other brothers and promised a new era of friendly ties between both countries.

Netanyahu invited Bolsonaro, who reiterated his commitment to transfer the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, to visit the Jewish state soon.



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 Jan 21, 2019 at 03:34 PM Anonymous Says:

I wish it wld be so far from the truth. Bibis hatred to a Yid isn’t debatable. He might not wanna kill him but he’s not fat from his predecessors who so famously declared ONE COW IN PALESTINE IS MORE THAN THOUSANDS OF JEWS and thus hindered the rescue of them.
The cartoon is not sucha cartoon. Lots of truth in it.

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 Jan 21, 2019 at 04:57 PM Leftist are Jew hating scum Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I wish it wld be so far from the truth. Bibis hatred to a Yid isn’t debatable. He might not wanna kill him but he’s not fat from his predecessors who so famously declared ONE COW IN PALESTINE IS MORE THAN THOUSANDS OF JEWS and thus hindered the rescue of them.
The cartoon is not sucha cartoon. Lots of truth in it.

Go to H**L supporter of the Jew hating scum who want to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews living there

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 Jan 21, 2019 at 05:30 PM kehati Says:

To the Jews in Brazil - go for it! Enough is enough! Anyone who calls Jews Nazis should be sued til the bitter end - make their lives miserable!

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 Jan 21, 2019 at 08:25 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

If the cartoon is antisemitic, why is it shown here?

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