Cartoonist portrays Israel as giant Nazi, and Jewish star as swastika
Knee-jerk liberal cartoonist Oliphant, meet knee-jerk paleocon anti-Semite Taki (whom I didn’t call an anti-Semite until this). Taki thus has the distinction of having called Israel both the Hitler of countries and the Bernard Madoff of countries. Concerning the latter statement, I said this:
This Bernie Madoff of countries, this perfidious and lying Jew of a country, this country whose entire history from its founding has been one vast act of fraud and theft making it deserving of Arab attacks and denying it the right of self defense, this country led by “butchers”—such is Taki’s picture of Israel and the Jews. With those remarks, Taki’s anti-Israelism crossed the line into anti-Semitism, and of a particularly gross and disgusting kind.
Laura G. writes:
My daughter cancelled her subscription to the New York Times. This cartoon was the last straw. This is the letter she got. In my opinion, it is an inadequate response. The Times did not actually apologize. In addition, when that link was made, someone at The Times must have seen the cartoon and failed to issue a “Houston, we have a problem” alert. The “nobody here did it” excuse just does not cut the mustard on this grotesquery.Letter by Laura G.’s daughter to Times:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com)Reply by Times:
Dear Valued New York Times Reader,
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