(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman and
Jewish activists have criticized a major Munich newspaper, SÃ¼ddeutsche
Zeitung, for publishing a cartoon demonizing Israel.
Click photo to download. Caption: Munich’s SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung ran this cartoon depicting Israel as a monster which critics call anti-Semitic. Credit: The Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The cartoon depicted Israel
as a wild monster about to feast with a fork and a knife while being served by
a woman, along with with the wording, “Germany is serving. Israel has been given
weapons for decades Âand partly free of charge. Israel’s enemies think it is a
Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper said, “the
characterization of the Jewish state as a ravenous Moloch–an idol to whom
children were sacrificed–is a blatant anti-Semitic canard,” the Jerusalem
a letter to Kurt Kister, the German paper’s editor-in-chief, stating that the
drawing “limits of acceptable journalistic presentation.”