Cartoon by Bela Weisz for Get the Trolls Out The man standing is talking to the editors of Hungarian media outlets that have been spreading conspiracy theories about George Soros, Hungarian-American business magnate, investor and philanthropist of Jewish descent. The funny but untranslatable bit is that, in Hungarian language, Soros means also "turn". So, when the man says “it is your turn (Soros) Gyuri” – Gyuri being the fictional name given to the editor of the public television in this cartoon. Cartoonist Bela Weisz drew this cartoon for Get the Trolls Out to expose and ridicule the constant anti-Soros propaganda in Hungarian media. When are attacks against Soros used to hide antisemitic sentiments? Read more here.
Cartoon by Béla Weisz for Get the Trolls Out On many occasions over the last few years, issues surrounding the placement, displacement or removal of statues and monuments in public places have found themselves on Hungary’s political agenda: Occupation Monument (WW2) on Freedom Square in Budapest Refurbishing of Kossuth Square in Budapest Hóman statue (removed) Donáth monument project (failed) In an article for Get the Trolls Out, Dóra Ónody-Molnár explains the controversy around them and who is benefitting from it.
Cartoon by Ruben L. Oppenheimer for Get the Trolls Out! Tyson Fury, world heavyweight champion from Britain, was filmed making antisemitic comments in a video posted online earlier this month. In his latest rant, an hour-long clip, he said: “Zionist, Jewish people ... own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations”. After sparking outrage, Fury has apologised for his offensive comments. Fury has previously been accused of sexism and homophobia. Last year, many called for him to be dropped from the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year shortlist after a video emerged of the new heavyweight boxing champion making a series of sexist remarks. Our editorial cartoonist Ruben Oppenheimer has drawn this cartoon for Get the Trolls Out!
Cartoon by Ruben Oppenheimer for Get The Trolls OutBradford MP Naz Shah has been suspended from the Labour Party for over a comment she made about Israel in 2014. Among the antisemitic posts that Shah shared on Facebook, one suggested that Israel should be relocated in the United States. Naz Shah profoundly apologised for the posts, which were made before she became an MP. Our editorial cartoonist Ruben Oppenheimer has drawn this cartoon to mock the absurdity of Shah’s claim.