News agencies publish Netanyahu 'Nazi' photo

By Anna Sheinman, September 28, 2012
The offending picture of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The offending picture of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, two of the largest news agencies in the world, have been heavily criticised for publishing a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a pose that echoes a Nazi salute.

The photos were taken of the Israeli leader addressing the United Nations yesterday, his left arm raised in what looks like a “heil Hitler” salute.

Abraham Foxman, Director of the New York-based hate-monitor the Anti Defamation League, told The Daily Caller. “I think it is ugly, disgusting, offensive.”

A spokesperson from AP defended the decision to publish the photos, saying they were “among a wide variety of Prime Minister Netanyahu during his speech - 27 in all - that were taken and distributed by AP”.

Last updated: 5:42pm, September 28 2012