The Anti-Defamation League has condemned a mini-series being broadcast around
the Middle East during Ramadan that depicts Jews as the enemies of Islam and
employs anti-Semitic stereotypes such as Jewish greediness and large-scale
The series–titled “Khaiber” and airing on the
satellite network Dubai TV, the Algerian 3 station, and Dream TV–focuses on
a conflict between Muslims and Jews in the city of Khaiber.
“With Syria, Egypt and other countries in the
Middle East going through historical upheavals, it is absurd and outrageous
that the entertainment of the Ramadan season promotes the Muslim subjugation of
caricatured Jews… The uprisings in the Arab and Muslim world have revealed a
hunger among much of the Middle East for democracy, accountability and the
development of effective civil and pluralistic society. Khaiber and other
productions of its ilk represent the old detrimental approach of promoting
Muslim societal unity through focusing hatred on Jews and Israel,” said ADL
National Director Abraham H. Foxman.