A leading German newspaper has been accused of crossing a “red line” with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with outsized lips, ears and nose.
In the best “Stürmer“ manner – Süddeutsche- Newspaper (SZ) with their caricature of the Jewish destroyer of the world with a big nose and ears.
It depicts Netanyahu dressed as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won this year’s Eurovision song contest.
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.”
“Despite the caricaturist’s intention, one can understand the drawing differently and take it as anti-Semitic,” Krach wrote.
This @SZ caricature is not only antisemitic in its symbolism. It’s also unfair towards @NettaBarzilai. Why should the artist stand proxy for the politics of her country? That’s like holding #EltonJohn responsible for Brexit. https://t.co/SeFRwyLeqI
— (((k schnurbein))) (@kschnurbein) May 16, 2018
In the best “Stürmer“ manner – Süddeutsche- Newspaper (SZ) with their caricature of the Jewish destroyer of the world with a big nose and ears. It is unbelievable that such a thing will be possible again in Germany in 2018.@IsraelinGermany @realDonaldTrump
— Aletheia156 (@Aletheia156) May 15, 2018