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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hamas block on Israeli media

By Sandy Rashty, December 27, 2012

Hamas has issued a ban to prevent officials and Palestinian journalists from co-operating with Israeli media, according to various reports.

Hamas leaders based in Gaza will no longer be available for interviews with Israeli journalists following an order that was issued this week.


PCC rules no breach over Steve Bell Gaza cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, December 19, 2012

The Press Complaints Commission has ruled that it is unable to take further the matter of a controversial cartoon about Israel and Gaza published in the Guardian last month.

Steve Bell's drawing, featuring Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu as a puppet-master pulling the strings of Western leaders, attracted allegations that it applied antisemitic tropes.


BBC exec defends axe of show

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 17, 2012

BBC Radio Manchester’s managing editor has told Jewish listeners that she does not support dedicated Jewish programming.

In a heated interview on the station’s Jewish Hour show, which is being axed after next Monday’s edition, Kate Squire said: “If I was starting Radio Manchester from scratch with a blank piece of paper, I would not be running a Jewish hour.