Reps. Omar and Tlaib use anti-Semitic cartoonist for their propaganda

Over the weekend, Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib posted a derisive cartoon of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was drawn by an artist known for creating anti-Semitic images and mocking Holocaust victims.

The Democrat congresswomen posted a cartoon of Trump and Netanyahu silencing the women by placing their hands over the representatives’ mouths. As opinion editor at The Forward Batya Ungar-Sargon called out on Twitter, the cartoon was created by Brazilian-Lebanese artist Carlos Latuff — who, among other things, came in second in a Holocaust cartoon competition in 2006.

“Oof. Looks like both Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib shared this awful Carlos Latuff cartoon in Instagram stories yesterday,” Ungar-Sargon said. “In 2006, Latuff came in second in Iran’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, which is a thing that exists, in case you thought the TL couldn’t get any worse.”

According to the New York Post, Latuff defended his use of the Holocaust to criticize Israel’s treatment of Palestinians even though he admitted that the two were not the same.

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H/T: NY Post