Murdoch paper apologizes for cartoon

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Posted: Jan 29, 2013 7:22 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 7:22 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: anti-Semitic propaganda, Rupert Murdoch, Sunday Times, cartoon, apology

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times newspaper was accused of anti-Semitic propaganda and the acting editor has apologized "unreservedly" for it. The issue is a cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using blood-red mortar. The cartoon was published on Holocaust Memorial Day and anti-semiticsm is often blood-drenched. Murdoch called for the paper to apologize for publishing the cartoon, which shows Netanyahu with a long, sharp trowel and depicts Palestinians bricked into the wall's structure.

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