Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, sent a letter of protest on Thursday to the editor-in-chief of Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant, for publishing a political cartoon depicting Israel as a threat to world peace, alongside North Korea.
"It seems that tried and true Nazi Jew-hatred imagery still works for at least 38% of your fellow Dutchmen," Cooper's letter said.
The "38%" Cooper is referring to, is the percentage of Dutch correspondents, responding to a poll taken by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2011, who feel that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.
Cooper was in Hague last week to meet with top Dutch officials over a Sharriah4Dutch posting which called for a new fatwa to attack European Churches and Synagogues, according to the letter.
"Perhaps...as editor-in-chief you might want to apologize for the timing of this particular outrage as it came 24 hours after an Iranian citizen burst into a synagogue in Pairs where he stabbed a (hooked nosed?) Rabbi and his 18-year-old son (while) screaming Allah Akhbar," the letter continued.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center's mission as stated on it's website "is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.
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