The Sunday Times’ Pathetic Apology to Israel Over Silly Cartoon

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Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe recently published an image of Netanyahu ‘building a bloodied wall in Palestine’, highlighting the hypocrisy in the Israeli Prime Minsters recent visit to Paris to ‘honor the victims’ and abhor terrorism.

The cartoon, published in the Sunday Times, came under immediate fire from Israel.

“The newspaper should apologize for this. We’re not going to let this stand as it is,” Israeli Ambassador to London Daniel Taub told The Times of Israel in a telephone interview. “We genuinely think that a red line has been crossed and the obligation on the newspaper is to correct that.”

Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Times, tweeted an apology to Israel. He said that a veteran who frequently depicts blood in his work did not reflect the paper’s editorial line. “Nevertheless, we owe major apology for grotesque, offensive cartoon,” he tweeted.

In a statement, the paper’s acting editor, Martin Ivens, said that insulting the memory of Holocaust victims or invoking blood libel was “the last thing I or anyone connected with the Sunday Times would countenance”.

Where in this picture does the insulting of Holocaust victims or invoking of blood libel occur?


Netanyahu building a bloodied wall in Palestine – an accurate portrayal 

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