Tom Gross writes:
Today is International Holocaust Memorial Day. This date was chosen because it marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is supposed to be a day to help educate a younger generation about the Holocaust.
But instead, some Western media are increasingly attempting to libel the state of Israel with grotesque imagery.
Below is the cartoon that the (London) Sunday Times chose to run today, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
In the print edition of the paper, this cartoon was so big that it went from the top of page 21 all the way to under the fold of the page. (i.e. it stretched about 60 percent of the way down the page) The Sunday Times is a large broadsheet, with each page the same size as a page on, for example, The International Herald Tribune. The cartoon was in full color.
The Sunday Times is Britain’s biggest selling quality newspaper.
Update (Jan. 28, 2013): Rupert Murdoch, the owner of The Sunday Times, has just issued an apology for the cartoon, calling the image “grotesque” (the same word I used) on his twitter feed. He added in his tweet: “Gerald Scarfe has never reflected the opinions of the Sunday Times. Nevertheless, we owe major apology for grotesque, offensive cartoon.”
(Rupert Murdoch is a subscriber to this Middle East list and was sent this post from my website yesterday.)
Among previous dispatches concerning the Holocaust: