Monday, 28 January 2013

Israel: Getting Away With It

Rupert Murdoch has apologised for a "grotesque, offensive cartoon" printed in the Sunday Times that has led to complaints of anti-Semitism.
The cartoon, by Gerald Scarfe, appears to depict Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu building a brick wall containing the blood and limbs of Palestinians.
It has the text: "Israeli elections. Will cementing peace continue?"
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it had complained to the Press Complaints Commission...
BBC News.

A Lib-Dem MP who accused "the Jews" in Israel of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians" has received a letter of censure by the party.
Bradford East MP David Ward later apologised and said he had been "trying to make clear that everybody needs to learn the lessons of the Holocaust".
He had made his comments ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, on Sunday.
The letter was the "equivalent of a yellow card", a party spokesman said.
Mr Ward received the written warning at a meeting with party whips, after the party "condemned" his "use of language", on Friday...
BBC News.

Can any other state behave so terribly and claim to be beyond criticism?
Build a racist wall - may we say nothing?
Draw a cartoon about the wall - total shitstorm. 


  1. "Racist wall" my arse.

    As opposed to the non-racist suicide attacks it successfully prevents, I suppose.