Haaretz joins the 9/11 'truthers'blaming Prime Minister Netanyahu for 9/11.
The cartoon struck many as tone deaf, akin to depicting Netanyahu as Hitler.
Not surprisingly, it inflamed those who already believe Haaretz is so left wing as to verge into anti-Israel territory. But it also left even many diehard Bibi haters raising their eyebrows.Haaretz is standing by the cartoonist, Amos Biderman, publishing another article article on Thursday in which Biderman claims - get this - that he didn't know that Americans were so sensitive about 9/11.
“It was certainly not my intention to insult or upset anyone,” Biderman told Haaretz on Thursday. “I wasn’t sufficiently aware of the great sensitivity that 9/11 holds for Americans.”
According to Biderman, his cartoon contained criticism of Netanyahu.
“I was mocking Bibi,” he said. “He’s been acting like a bull in a china shop with the United States, which is Israel’s most important strategic asset.”Is that what it was? I thought cartoons were supposed to be funny. This one obviously is not.
Mike Doran came up with this response:
A pointed response to the Haaretz cartoon | https://t.co/T2gxWgE3bA pic.twitter.com/3HfVnf5832Hmmm.
— Mike Doran (@Doranimated) October 30, 2014