Greece: Yanis Varoufakis depicted as Shylock

A cartoon depicting former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as a “Jewish loan shark” was published today in the Greek daily newspaper “Ta Nea” (page 7).

The context: Italy shocked at 24,000 euro TV interview with Varoufakis

Cartoonist Efi Xenou depicted Yanis Varoufakis as Shylock. Source: http://www.tanea.gr/skitsa/tis-efis-xenou/

Cartoonist Efi Xenou depicted Yanis Varoufakis as Shylock. Source: http://www.tanea.gr/skitsa/tis-efis-xenou/

In a letter to the editor, the Central Board of the Jewish Communities in Greece strongly protested the blatant antisemitism of this cartoon.

Related post: Greek mainstream newspaper singles out names of “Jewish origin” featured on Swiss Leaks (10/02/2015)

Update, 02.11.2015

Read more about the antisemitic caricature recently printed in “Ta Nea”: [1] Greek Jews protest anti-Semitic Varoufakis Shylock caricature (jta.org), [2] Greek Newspaper Prints Shylock Caricature of Former Finance Minister (algemeiner.com), [3] Anti-Semitic Cartoon in Greek Mainstream Newspaper (kis.gr)

Update, 25.11.2015

Related: Response to Papachristos on the Shylock Caricature of Varoufakis (by Minos Moises)