How the Guardian aided the anti-semites

Cook, Jonathan

Publisher:  Jonathan Cook Blog
Date Written:  08/06/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22621

Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians – and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
The answer is: you help anti-semites.



We might ponder what this reveals about the limits of the cartoonists' art when it comes to depicting Israel, a highly militarised state currently celebrating the 51st year of its belligerent occupation of the Palestinian territories. A state that is currently committing regular massacres of non-armed Palestinian demonstrators trying to liberate themselves from the prison of Gaza.

Showing Palestinians as sacrificial victims, according to the Guardian, is anti-semitic.

And, as another major British cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe, discovered a few years ago, presenting the daily reality of Palestinians bleeding under occupation is, according to the Sunday Times, a blood libel.

Meanwhile, the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung just recently sacked its cartoonist for anti-semitism after he depicted Netanyahu holding a missile as he celebrated the chance to exploit Israel's victory at the Eurovision song contest.
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