Media

Scarfe promises UK public apology over HMD cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2013

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe has been reprimanded across the board for his drawing attacking Benjamin Netanyahu in last week's Sunday Times, including by the paper's acting editor Martin Ivens and its proprietor Rupert Murdoch.

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The week extremism became mainstream

By Martin Bright, January 31, 2013

In January 2013, a watershed was reached in the history of anti-Zionism. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), a time for reflection and collective grief for the suffering of the victims of genocide, was overshadowed by two men.

First, LibDem MP David Ward drew a parallel between the death camps and the “atrocities” against the Palestinian people by “the Jews”.

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Sunday Times editor unreservedly apologises for Netanyahu cartoon

By Jenni Frazer, January 29, 2013

Martin Ivens, acting editor of the Sunday Times, has apologised "unreservedly" for the publication of Gerald Scarfe's cartoon of Benjamin Netanyahu this weekend.

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Scarfe sorry over 'unfortunate' timing of Sunday Times Netanyahu cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, January 29, 2013

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe has issued an explanation following the outcry over his drawing of Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in this week's Sunday Times.

Mr Scarfe, who on Monday told the Jewish Chronicle that he had not been aware that the offending image would be published on Holocaust Memorial Day, denied accusations of antisemitism but apologised "for the very unfortunate timing".

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Chief Rabbi weighs into Sunday Times Scarfe cartoon row

By Jennifer Lipman, January 29, 2013

The chief rabbi has warned of the dangers of "inflammatory" images such as Gerald Scarfe's Sunday Times cartoon about Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Sunday Times editor explains 'blood libel' cartoon publication

By Jennifer Lipman, January 28, 2013

The acting editor of the Sunday Times has clarified the paper's decision to feature a cartoon demonising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the edition published on Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Scarfe "regrets timing" of Sunday Times Netanyahu cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, January 28, 2013

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe says that he "very much regrets" the timing of his controversial depiction of Benjamin Netanyahu in this weekend's Sunday Times.

Mr Scarfe, in a message to the JC denying permission to reproduce the cartoon, said that he had not been aware it was Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Sunday Times criticised for Israel cartoon on Holocaust Memorial Day

By Jennifer Lipman, January 27, 2013

Media monitor Honest Reporting has condemned a Sunday Times cartoon that depicts the Israeli Prime Minister crushing victims in a blood-splattered wall.

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Puncturing piffle

January 24, 2013

As we go to press, we do not know the exact make-up of Israel's next coalition. But we do know that Tuesday's results were - leaving any political judgment out of it - simply delicious. For weeks we have been told by the know-it-all pundits that the country was about to swing to the "extreme right". It was the theme that dominated British coverage of the elections.

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America debates Al Jazeera expansion

By Anna Sheinman, January 10, 2013

The purchase of Al Gore’s US television channel Current TV by Qatari news channel Al Jazeera has prompted mixed reactions from the Jewish community and media.

Jewish leaders and the American right have expressed concern at the content of Al Jazeera’s broadcasts given that it will now have unprecedented access to American viewers.

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