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Source BBC NewsRupert Murdoch has apologised for a "grotesque, offensive cartoon" printed in the Sunday Times that has led to complaints of anti-Semitism.
The cartoon, by Gerald Scarfe, appears to depict Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu building a brick wall containing the blood and limbs of Palestinians.
Scarfe has expressed regret over its publication on Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it had complained to the Press Complaints Commission.
I find that any country that uses the past to try to justify acts of violence, really needs putting in their place. As far as Israel fighting to not have Palestine seen to be a nation, I find quite pathetic, given that the state of Israel never existed until 1948. Read here for more info http://archive.adl.org/israel/record/creation.asp
Yes it was a bad thing that happened in the 2nd world war, some 75 years ago, but trying to justify modern day actions for something that the Nazi party did, is beyond a joke.
re# Skilgannon wrote:and hate crimes are passed down generations
re# Skilgannon wrote:with over 6 million of their people murdered I think they have the right to be a bit peeved and wary of persecution
Little_Devil wrote:re# Skilgannon wrote:and hate crimes are passed down generations
Entirely my point.
As far as kids are concerned, that is down to misinformation by their elders. Those kids have never had a good history lesson and the saddest thing of all, is that they carry that through into their adult lives.
They need to be taught that a race is not responsible for a political party or sect's agenda. There are many Jewish people that are greatful to German people for helping them, in many ways, to escape the tyranny of Nazi persecution. Schindler is but one of those, notably because he had such a major impact, but there are many many more German people that risked their own lives to help as well, some even paying the ultimate price for doing so.
If we wish to talk about persecution in the past and rhetoric, there is always a reason for the start of things like this, however many have forgotten why, and even more never knew why, the jews were targetted in the first place.
A lot of misinformation and mob like acts against a people, for the few that start something, appears to always be the way. The jewish nation has just carried this on by the very acts of injustice they have carried out in the name of being descendants of holocaust victims.
Shuriken wrote:Personally I think it's ridiculous that anyone, Jewish or otherwise, could find that picture anti-semitic. .
Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.
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