Offbeat German newspaper condemned for cartoon of Netanyahu

21:26  17 may  2018
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A caricature of Netanyahu that appeared in Munich's Sueddeutsche Zeitung portrayed him with oversized lips, ears and nose.

The cartoon also depicts the 68-year-old dressed as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won this year's Eurovision song contest.

In the caricature, the heart that forms the "v" in Eurovision is replaced with a Star of David and Netanyahu is hoisting a missile in his hand, saying "next year in Jerusalem."

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A major German newspaper on Wednesday published a caricature which was deemed by some as anti-Israeli, likening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to an evil character from a folk song. The cartoon raised serious concerns among Jews in Germany and beyond

Taub added that he was going to meet with the newspaper ’s editor “at the earliest opportunity, perhaps already today,” to express the government’s concern about a cartoon that draws “on classical anti-Semitic themes.” In a meeting Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Tony Blair

a person standing on a stage: Israeli singer Netta Barzilai© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Israeli singer Netta Barzilai Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says the Sueddeutsche Zeitung has crossed a "red line" by publishing the sketch. Felix Klein was appointed this year amid concerns over rising anti-Semitism in the country.

He told the Bild newspaper on Thursday that Tuesday's cartoon recalled "the intolerable depictions of Nazi propaganda."

The newspaper has apologized for the caricature.

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