In what seems to be a particularly gross demonstration of bad taste, a Facebook
page affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street
protest group sported an anti-Semitic caricature Thursday – Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The caricature, which features the classic anti-Semitic portrayal of the Jewish stereotype, depicts an elderly man wearing a hat with a Star of David and driving a car whose steering wheel is the United Nations emblem, and shifting gear using a stick shift knob in the image of US President Barack Obama.
The caricature (Screenshot)
The post attracted harsh criticism from Jews worldwide, with one saying that "Such a post, and on Holocaust Day, is a humble reminder of why we have to safeguard Israel."
Another remarked that Paul Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, "Would have been proud of this photo, which has nothing to do with economy and everything to do with anti-Semitism. What a wonderful way to get rid of the American Jews and Israelis who supported this movement."
Occupy Wall Street is a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011 in New York City's Wall Street financial district, under the banner "The 99% Project," meant to protest social and economic inequality.