The Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Times will this week meet Jewish community
leaders in an effort to repair the fallout from the publication on Sunday of a
cartoon accused of using anti-Semitic tropes to attack Prime Minister Binyamin
On Sunday, which was Holocaust Memorial Day, the publication
published a highly controversial cartoon depicting the prime minister building a
wall with the blood and limbs of screaming Palestinians.
In the cartoon,
drawn by Gerald Scarfe’s blood can been seen dripping off Netanyahu’s trowel and
seeping through the bricks. The cartoon, and timing of its publication, has
caused outrage with accusations that it invoked classical anti-Semitic tropes
synonymous with blood libel accusations against Jews.
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