Anti Fascism

Guardian or Der Sturmer?

Here is the cartoon from yesterday’s Guardian. In its use of multiple Stars of David (not the Israeli flag as such), images of blood, and a suffering child it seems to me to have crossed the line from legitimate criticism of Israel’s actions in Lebanon into something darker.

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Gene adds: The Guardian has published the following in its “Corrections and clarifications”:

Yesterday’s cartoon on page 29 (Comment) portrayed Israeli military action in Lebanon in the form of a mailed fist with Stars of David as knuckle-dusters. By failing to identify them in a specifically Israeli form – such as in the colours of the flag – the point the cartoon was making might have been interpreted as implicating Judaism rather than the Israeli government in the present conflict. That was not the intention, and we are sorry if anyone saw it that way.

Adam concludes: Oh well, that’s all right then.

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