Ramadan mini-series on Arab TV networks employs anti-Semitic stereotypes

(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League has condemned a mini-series being broadcast around the Middle East during Ramadan that depicts Jews as the enemies of Islam and employs anti-Semitic stereotypes such as Jewish greediness and large-scale conspiracies.

The series—titled “Khaiber” and airing on the satellite network Dubai TV, the Algerian 3 station, and Dream TV—focuses on a conflict between Muslims and Jews in the city of Khaiber.

“With Syria, Egypt and other countries in the Middle East going through historical upheavals, it is absurd and outrageous that the entertainment of the Ramadan season promotes the Muslim subjugation of caricatured Jews… The uprisings in the Arab and Muslim world have revealed a hunger among much of the Middle East for democracy, accountability and the development of effective civil and pluralistic society. Khaiber and other productions of its ilk represent the old detrimental approach of promoting Muslim societal unity through focusing hatred on Jews and Israel,” said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.


Posted on July 15, 2013 .