Occupy Tampa Posts anti-Semitic Cartoon on Holocaust Day

The movement's Facebook page gets flooded with comments by outraged users over an image of a Jewish man driving a car with a symbol of the UN as the wheel and Obama's face as the stick shift.

Nadan Feldman
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The Occupy Tampa movement posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on their Facebook page on Thursday, which coincided with Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The cartoon, shown below, depicted a Jewish man with a big nose and large beard driving a car with the symbol of the United Nations as the wheel and U.S. President Barack Obama's head as the stick shift.

Cartoon from Occupy Tampa's Facebook page.

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Within five hours the cartoon received more than 400 comments, mostly from outraged users, including many Israelis.

"Putting this on Holocaust day just makes it even more sickening than it already is," one user said.

"This is an outrage. All OWS sympathizers must be disgusted by this vile act of hatred," said another user.

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Despite the fact that most of the commentators were furious over the cartoon, 54 people "liked" the image.

Moreover, many users made a point to stress that the page belongs to Occupy Tampa, which is not affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, and that the movement has no official leadership so anyone can post under the "occupy" name.

However, the Occupy Tampa Facebook page has more than 25,000 followers, and has been active since September 25, the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the official Occupy Wall Street movement showed support for Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day on their Twitter page, posting a tweet that said, "We stand with our brothers & sisters who suffered in the holocaust today, & we remember those who fought back."

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