Peace: The Arabian Caricature of Anti-Semitic Imagery Hardcover – May 1, 1999
by Arieh Stav (Author)
Stav, Director of the Ariel Center for Policy Research, uses an analysis of caricatures, past and present, to examine the idea that the Arab nations and peoples of the Middle East have in recent years undergone a transformation making them less hostile to Israel and the Jews. This book contends, however, that although Israel has made numerous concessions on behalf of peace, Arab hostility continues, and that this hostility is particularly obvious in the caricatures of the Arabic state-owned and operated press. Covering a history of anti-Semitic caricature from the Middle Ages to the present, emphasizing particularly those of Nazi Germany and modern Arab nations, this book explores the ways in which caricature has justified violence and demonized the entire Jewish people.
Arieh Stav was born in 1939 in Rovno, Poland at that time, Ukraine today. In 1951, he made aliyah with his mother. He was educated at Kibbutz Givat Haim, served in the IDF as a paratrooper and was a member of the Kibbutz until 1963, when he left and moved to Tel Aviv. He studied psychology, philosophy and drama at Tel Aviv University.
Arieh Stav is the Director of the Ariel Center for Policy Research, a non-partisan organization devoted to inclusive research and discussion of political and strategic issues concerning Israel and the Jewish people. Stav is the editor of Nativ, a bi-monthly periodical on politics and the arts, author and editor of numerous books and research studies. He has translated (to Hebrew) and published numerous volumes of epic poems which were written throughout the ages and in a myriad of languages.
Hardcover: 287 pages
Publisher: Gefen Books; illustrated edition edition (May 1999)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds