Amerikanske jøder protesterer mot en animert karikatur i the Washington Post som viser Benjamin Netanyahu som slår en palestinsk unge gjentatte ganger, mens en Hamas-kriger står passivt og ser på.
Underforstått: Det er Netanyahu som provoserer. Før eller siden vil krigeren bruke sitt RPG-våpen. Hvem er det da som har skylden?
The caricature is aimed at apportioning blame equally between Israel and Hamas for the suffering of Gazan civilians. It was created by Ann Telnaes, one of the newspaper’s editorial cartoonists.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center declared its outrage over the cartoon. In a statement released to news agencies on Friday, the center’s associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said the clip was “disgusting.”
«It is disgusting that The Washington Post would present an animated cartoon that is so profoundly removed from the truth,» said Cooper. «Millions of Israeli citizens—men, women, and children—have been forced into bomb shelters and saferooms by thousands of missiles and rockets targeted at them by Hamas terrorists, whose open and avowed goal is the destruction of the Jewish state.»