German paper’s cartoon depicting Israel as wild monster draws ire

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(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman and
Jewish activists have criticized a major Munich newspaper,
Süddeutsche
Zeitung,
for publishing a cartoon demonizing Israel.

Click photo to download. Caption: Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung ran this cartoon depicting Israel as a monster which critics call anti-Semitic. Credit: The Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The cartoon depicted Israel
as a wild monster about to feast with a fork and a knife while being served by
a woman, along with with the wording, “Germany is serving. Israel has been given
weapons for decades ­and partly free of charge. Israel’s enemies think it is a
ravenous Moloch.”

Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper said, “the
characterization of the Jewish state as a ravenous Moloch—an idol to whom
children were sacrificed—is a blatant anti-Semitic canard,” the Jerusalem
Pos
t reported.

Hadas-Handelsman wrote
a letter to Kurt Kister, the German paper’s editor-in-chief, stating that the
drawing “limits of acceptable journalistic presentation.”

http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/7/3/alleged-anti-semitic-cartoon-in-german-paper-draws-ire

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Source: JNS.org

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