Mullahs draw: studies in the images of Jews and Israelis in the Iranian caricatures

Orly Rahimiyan

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Orly Rahimiyan is a Fulbright scholar and a Ph.D. candidate in Middle Eastern studies at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. She is a Research Fellow at the Ben Zvi Institute, researching the Jewish communities of the Middle East. She received an M.A. suma cum laude in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and a B.A. suma cum laude in Arabic language and literature and Iranian studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She is conducting research for her project, “The Images of the Jews in the Eyes of the Iranians during the 20th Century.” Ms. Rahimiyan is the author of many articles and book chapters, including her recent articles “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Iranian Political and Cultural Discourse” in editor Esther Webman’s The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The One-Hundred Year Myth and Its Impact (Forthcoming); “Judaism in Iran in the Pahlavi Period” in editor Ihsan Yarshater’s Encyclopaedia Iranica (New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press), vol. 15, 2009, available at

Comics and Caricatures, January 2010