Press watchdog still considering Scarfe cartoon

By Jennifer Lipman, April 16, 2013

The Press Complaints Commission is still considering what, if any, action it will take over Gerald Scarfe's cartoon about Israel, nearly three months after it appeared in the Sunday Times.

The watchdog has resolved three complaints about the publication of a drawing depicting the Israeli Prime Minister wielding a bloodied knife over a wall dripping with blood on Holocaust Memorial Day.

After the Sunday Times admitted error for the cartoon and printed an apology, three people withdrew their complaints.

But a PCC spokesman said others had confirmed that they did wish to pursue the matter, and their complaints are still under consideration.

In its February summary, the PCC also confirmed the resolution of a complaint over a Daily Mail story about Auschwitz, which incorrectly referred to the Nazi death camp as Polish. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published an apology.

Last updated: 5:29pm, April 16 2013