Controversial Cartoon displayed in Toronto protest

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CD4HR’s sign at Toronto protest. Photo: Twitter CD4HR

Canadian Defenders For Human Rights (CD4HR) is a pro Palestinian Canadian registered non for profit organization (NO.1067715-9). Its Co-Managers are Aliya Hasan and Firas Al Najim.

On February 1, 2020 CD4HR tweeted:

In today’s protest in front of the @usconstoronto , #CD4HR activists stood firm & condemned the illegitimate #DealOfTheCentury & the Zionist war criminal regime being led by @netanyahu Canada’s @JustinTrudeau @FP_Champagne must stand for the full liberation of #Palestine #Cdnpoli

The Jerusalem Post provided information about the original cartoon and its creator:

Portuguese cartoon artist Vasco Gargalo has been criticized for creating an antisemitic political cartoon that was published in the weekly Portuguese news magazine Sábado.

Media reports were being disseminated last week showing Gargalo’s cartoon, which depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing an armband like that of the Nazis, but with a Star of David rather than a swastika on the band.

In the image, Netanyahu is pushing a coffin draped in a Palestinian Authority flag into an oven. Above the oven is the infamous gate of Auschwitz with the German phrase, “Arbeit Macht Frei,” meaning, “work will set you free.”

The cartoon, which was created on November 15, 2019 and is titled “The Crematorium,” sparked debate after its publication in Sábado.