Warner Bros. might take issue with this character, Assud the rabbit, who recently debuted on the Palestinian kid-targeted program “Pioneers of Tomorrow” and bears more than a passing resemblance to WB’s Bugs Bunny. The similarities stop there, as Assud says he will “get rid of the Jews” and will “eat them up.” Assud is the latest in a line of deceptively cute and fuzzy “Pioneers” characters—following martyred Farfour the mouse and Nahoul the bee—to take up Hamas’ cause in its long-standing clash with Israel.
Editor’s Note: After experiencing a moment of cognitive dissonance upon first viewing this clip (fuzzy bunny ... eating ... Jews?!), we contacted an Arabic-speaking Truthdig contributor, who affirmed that this translation is accurate.