Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein voiced strong condemnation on Wednesday, January 13, against an Iranian competition featuring the best caricature drawing depicting the Holocaust. The winner of the competition will receive a large cash prize.
Addressing the Knesset, Edelstein told members that the Jewish people could not remain silent in the face of such a flagrant example of anti-Semitism which he said recalled the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
“We are witnessing, unfortunately, a serious and repetitive phenomenon of anti-Semitism across the world. In these days it has been declared in Tehran that an international competition will take place on the theme of cartoons depicting Holocaust denial and mockery,” he said.