Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon
Sunday Times runs Nazi style
cartoons attacking Jews.
Israel News Agency
--- January 28, 2013
One has to ask The Sunday
Times in London just one question.
Which Arab state paid you to bash Israel? To take a punch at the
would any newspaper in any free democracy take a racist shot at
Israel, at every Jew around the world?
As over 60,000 civilians are murdered in Syria, as Iran declares
its intention to build nuclear weapons for use against the Infidels
of the West, Israel - the only free, open democracy in the Middle
East - has just finished holding free and democratic elections.
Elections that placed Israeli Arabs into it's Parliament - the
which Arab nation paid The Sunday Times to deflect from
their massacres, corruption, poverty and unemployment to target
Israel, the Jewish people? And in doing so, continuing the blood
libel against the Jewish people.
Sunday Times used International Holocaust Memorial Day not
to honor the 6 million Jewish dead but instead to honor Nazi propaganda
minister Joseph Goebbels. The Sunday Times ran a virulently anti-Israel
cartoon illustrating a big-nosed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and limbs of crying Palestinians.
included a caption beneath the cartoon entitled "Israeli
elections- will cementing peace continue?"
cartoon was drawn by Gerald Scarfe, and appeared in the UK national
paper on Sunday.
cartoon would be offensive at any time of the year, but to publish
it on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is sickening and
expresses a deeply troubling mindset, said European Jewish
Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor. This insensitivity
demands an immediate apology from both the cartoonist and the
Honest Reporting labeled it "a blood libel on a day when
the millions of victims of the Holocaust are remembered",
while Rabbi Yitzhak Schochet of Mill Hill Synagogue urged the
newspaper to "retract that vile piece of anti-semitism and
apologize to your readership and affected communities".
Sunday Times defended its racist cartoon in response to
charges of anti-Semitism. "This is a typically robust cartoon
by Gerald Scarfe, a spokesman for the Times said. 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 editorial staff of the The Sunday Times should quit
its spin and own up to its Nazi / Iran style cartoons of the Jews.
Do we want to begin with the size of Netanyahu's nose? Or should
we go for the crying Palestinians?
As one who
served in the Israel Defense Forces as an Humanitarian Officer,
I can proudly state that whether it be at security checkpoints
to prevent Islamic Jihad bombings (remember 7/7 in London), visiting
shopping malls and parks in Israel, Palestinians are provided
with as much respect as any other human being. Their freedoms
are no different than the freedoms of Jews or Christians in Israel.
I call on
the editorial staff of The Sunday Times to come to Israel
and show the world where and how the Palestinians, who reject
Israel as a Jewish nation and any offer of a real and lasting
peace, are suffering.
malls, restaurants, hotels are opening in Gaza.
Where is the suffering?
Sunday Times cartoon and defense of this racist cartoon
does is not to attack Israel's Prime Minister. But the Israeli
people who voted for Benjamin Netanyahu and Jews and Christians
around the world who support democratic Israel. The cartoon serves
to deflect off the real problems in the Middle East and incites
hate against Israel and every Jew from London, Manchester and
Leeds to New York, Paris and Rome.
As one who
lived in London, I know first hand the rampant anti-Semitism that
exists in the UK. I know of the Jews, not all, who would rather
keep their jobs and be quiet in the face of it. The Board of Deputies
of British Jews has lodged a complaint today with the Press Complaints
Commission, an independent body for the UKs printed press.
Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, stated:
The cartoon is shockingly reminiscent of the blood libel
imagery more usually found in parts of the virulently anti-Semitic
Arab press. Its use is all the more disgusting on Holocaust Memorial
Day, given the similar tropes leveled against Jews by the Nazis.
But now, The
Sunday Times needs to answer beyond the borders of England.
For there are many Jews and Christians around the world who will
not remain silent. Who will not tolerate this desecration of Jews
on a day that marks the murder of many in our families.
We who remember
Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Treblinka and Sobibor
will not allow The Sunday Times to go quietly into the
night after spitting on the memory of our murdered dead.
Who paid The
Sunday Times and or Gerald Scarfe to run this Nazi style cartoon?
Syria, Iran, Egypt or Saudi Arabia?
Or was it al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad?
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