David Frum

01.29.13

What was Behind that British anti-Israel Cartoon?

Our friend Tom Doran writes about the latest British anti-Israel cartoon debacle.

The cartoonist Gerald Scarfe just got in trouble for a cartoon of his in the Times, depicting Netanyahu building a wall with the blood and dismembered body parts of Palestinians as mortar.

Murdoch just had to apologize. Another day, another anti-Israel provocation, you might think... but sadly, among Scarfe's best-known work are the caricatures that appear in the introductions to Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. It'll be hard to see them quite the same way again. A particular shame, as the shows went out of their way to say the right things about Israel. Here's Charles Moore with... more.

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