'Holocaust cartoon contest - more than tasteless'

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 8, 2006 10:44

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Germany's deputy foreign minister on Wednesday decried the announcement of a major Iranian newspaper that it was starting a Holocaust cartoon competition in response to the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad printed in Western publications. "It is often the case that tastelessness is answered with tastelessness," Gernot Erler told the Berliner Zeitung. "But in this case it is more serious, because the Iranian government here is deliberately provoking a conflict." The daily Hamshahri, one of Iran's five biggest newspapers, said its contest for Holocaust cartoons was meant as a test of the West's principle of freedom of expression. Erler said it was cause for concern "if a state in this way uses a culture clash as an instrument for its own power." German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned Ahmadinejad's comments about the Holocaust, saying on the weekend that he cannot "think that Germany has even the slightest degree of tolerance" for such statements.

Related Content

NOT FOR much longer. A man protests against Brexit in London.
August 17, 2018
London mayor Khan consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit

By REUTERS