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Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday Times of London defends anti-Semitic cartoon as 'typically robust'

The Sunday Times of London has defended an anti-Semitic cartoon it published on Holocaust Memorial Day, which shows Prime Minister Netanyahu supervising the construction of a wall with people trapped inside, as 'typically robust.' 
“This is a typically robust cartoon by Gerald Scarfe,” said a spokesperson for The Sunday Times, adding, “The Sunday Times firmly believes that it is not anti-Semitic. It is aimed squarely at Mr Netanyahu and his policies, not at Israel, let alone at Jewish people.”
The spokesperson said that appearance of the offending cartoon on Holocaust Memorial Day which is commemorated Sunday was coincidental, “It appears today because Mr Netanyahu won the Israeli election last week,” said the statement.
If anyone still reads it, I think a boycott of the Sunday Times would be appropriate. 

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1 Comments:

At 6:41 PM, Blogger The Dan said...

I'm not sure why anything that criticizes an Israeli policy is turned into something anti-JEWISH. Plus it appears that both Israelis and Palestinians are trapped in that wall and speaks to some people's views that the policies of the Netanyahu government impede the resolution of the disagreements between Israel and the Palestinians.

 

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