Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2016

Iran Launches third Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest

Israeli officials issue stern condemnation, call on UN chief to denounce 'anti-Semitic' competition
Iran Launches third Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest (2)
Iran announced that it will be holding another cartoon contest aimed at creating caricatures denying the Holocaust.

The contest, which will be held for the third time this year, will have a grand prize of $50, 000, up from $12, 000 last year.

Organizers claim the purposed of the competition is designed to highlight the world’s double standard in defending caricatures of the Muslim prophet Mohammed, whose depiction is forbidden in Islam.


Iran Launches third Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest


The competition, scheduled to be held in June 2016, is expected to draw submissions from artists from some 50 countries, Iran’s semi-official IRNA news agency reported in December.

Israel’s Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Wednesday urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to denounce the 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial.

Edelstein said that “words cannot describe the revulsion and protestation of the state of Israel and many across the world at the recurring proof that Iran continues in its policy of Holocaust denial.”


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