The Anti-Defamation League on Monday condemned an animated video by a West Bank settlement council that uses crude anti-Semitic tropes to depict Israeli leftists as Jewish collaborators with Europeans portrayed as eternal Nazis.
“Israelis across the political spectrum were absolutely correct in condemning this unacceptable and incendiary piece of propaganda, which uses offensive Nazi analogies and anti-Semitic stereotypes to incite hatred and divide society,” said ADL national director Abraham Foxman. “Holocaust analogies are never acceptable and should certainly not be used to make a political point.”
The video, called "The Eternal Jew," "resorts to blatant Holocaust analogies and anti-Semitic stereotypes to pillory left-wing organizations for taking money from European sources," the ADL said in a statement.
It stars a Jew with a long, grotesque nose and a bent back, whose black eyes shine when his European master, Herr Sturmer, tosses coins at him for procuring articles that end up in the newspaper Herr Sturmer is conspicuously reading.
At the end, a voiceover says: "The Europeans may seem different to you, but them… you are exactly the same."