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Posted on 01/28/2013 3:33:37 PM PST by IsraelBeach
Nazis Would Be Proud of Sunday Times Racist, Anti-Semitic Israel Cartoon
The Sunday Times runs Nazi style cartoons attacking Jews.
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem --- 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 Jews?
Why 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 Knesset.
So 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.
The 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.
The cartoon included a caption beneath the cartoon entitled "Israeli elections- will cementing peace continue?"
The racist cartoon was drawn by Gerald Scarfe, and appeared in the UK national paper on Sunday.
This 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 papers editors.
Media monitor 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".
The 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."
Scarfe and 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.
Luxury shopping malls, restaurants, hotels are opening in Gaza.
Where is the suffering?
What The 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.
Jon Benjamin, 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?
I am so sick and tired of this crap! Hey, Jews! Don't be troubled over this sort of thing. It's what they plan to do to us. Don't worry your little pointed, leftist, Jewish heads with this "troubling mindset." Remember, THEY WANT US DEAD! Prepare for the fight, which the leftist Jews refused to do in Europe back in the 1930s. Read the history. Read today's newspapers. Need any more proof they want us dead? Don't be surprised when they help the arabs and muslims expand their reach. Oh, sure, they might start liking Jews again, once we've been wiped out. But don't bet on it!
Any doubt about which side the current Marxist in Chief would take?
Scarfe....scratch a radical-leftist Brit cartoonist...find an anti-Semite. Not that the American left is any better. By the way, Scarfe is maybe the most famous Brit political cartoonist. He also did the uh “art” for “The Wall.”
Save your breath my good FRiend. My other home in Florida is an over 55 community. Solid Jewish/Democrat. A few exceptions and they are convinced today Jews would gladly vote for Hitler as they did for Obama. History channel did a show about Jews for Hitler.....
Make up your own mind.
I can never understand anti-semitism.
Everything I have seen about Jewish culture leads me to believe that for the most part they encourage their children to be educated because they have had to deal with a lot of hardship as a people. This leads their children to end up in good jobs because they are higher educated because they are pushed harder which leads people to envy them.
Is this the root of it?
I see both sides here, plus ; it is damn sad how the US Jew is so damn liberal for the most part. Look at Wasserman Schultz. When I was ten years old my father took me through Dachau, and; those brick walls with ovens large enough for a human body stacked on top of each other are images I will never forget.My father had been the lead signal corps officer to enter that camp with the 42 ID. Those photos he took are still at my sisters, and; they were not the one’s distributed in the packets. I have asked my youngest sister several times to donate the photos to the halocaust museum.
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Progressives are the new NAZIs.
Must everybody yell "racism!" at any picture, thought or idea they disagree with?
Is it racist because Netanyahu is pretty ugly in the cartoon? I think most people are ugly in editorial cartoons. For example, is the following cartoon racist?
I think the Netanyahu cartoon is stupid and nasty, but racist? Nah.
Is that true?
Please check out reply #11 - maybe ping your list to it?
But I'm particularly exasperated by people who look at the Mideast and see a country like Israel, whose citizens contribute far beyond their numbers in areas of science, medicine, and technology, and think they are the villains. Contrasted against Mideast Arabs many of whom are still living in the seventh century and contribute little else but murder, honor killings, and backwardness.
“But I’m particularly exasperated by people who look at the Mideast and see a country like Israel, whose citizens contribute far beyond their numbers in areas of science, medicine, and technology, and think they are the villains. Contrasted against Mideast Arabs many of whom are still living in the seventh century and contribute little else but murder, honor killings, and backwardness.”
Post of the day :)
This is how to attack to Nazi propaganda press - loudly and boldly. Let’s see if the UK courts charge the Times with anti-semitism and throw the editor in jail.
His wife Jane Asher is a Jew, although I suspect a very leftist one who thinks that Judaism is liberalism with ethnic cuisine.
The envy part is right.
Well, Mormons (for example) have an insular society, are sucessful and highly educated, yet don't get the same negative reactions from those around them, so I don't think it is envy. Mormons also from what I see use their abilities to improve the society and culture they live in.
Yes its true. The show actually named some German Jews. As I recall from the show they were some of the most social elite/children of the very wealthy. Trust fund types you might say. I saw the show about a year ago.
Look it up my FRiend....sad but true.
It’s a cartoon. It may be in bad taste (and the timing was extraordinary - but that probably says more about the low-profile of UN Holocaust Memorial day in Britain than it does about endemic racism in the British media), but it’s just a cartoon trying to make a comment about Israeli politics. As Israeli politics has started it’s government forming phase, with Netanyahu trying to build a coalition, it seems relevant enough.
I live in Denmark and experienced the cartoon scandal a few years ago, when the entire Muslim world went nuts over a few cartoons of Mohammed, and showed that they have no sense of proportion or humor what-so-ever when it comes to their own feelings. Back then I thought it was another demonstration of Muslim backwardness and lack of our concepts of individual freedom, but now I’m not so sure.
Wow ... that’s the way the communists running Big Media here in America portray gun owners ...
Nobody paid them, just like nobody paid the Germans, least of all a bunch of camel humpers.
This type of anti-Semitism is an exclusively European phenomenon.
Thanks IsraelBeach. Good timing, Chuck Hagel needs a press secretary.
‘low-profile of UN Holocaust Memorial day in Britain’
British TV had Holocaust programmes on at least two of its five major terrestrial channels, and several of its cable/satellite channels. Many newspapers had articles about the Holocaust.
Holocaust Day is covered every year in the UK by the major media, so you are talking rubbish, mate.