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Sunday Times cartoon apology

The editor of the Sunday Times has apologised after a cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using blood was published on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Acting Editor: 'Sunday Times abhors anti-Semitism'

You will know that the Sunday Times abhors anti-Semitism and would never set out to cause offence to the Jewish people - or any other ethnic or religious group.

That was not the intention last Sunday. Everyone knows that Gerald Scarfe is consistently brutal and bloody in his depictions, but last weekend - by his own admission - he crossed a line.

The timing - on Holocaust Memorial Day - was inexcusable. The associations on this occasion were grotesque and on behalf of the paper I’d like to apologise unreservedly for the offence we clearly caused. This was a terrible mistake.

– Martin Ivens, The Sunday Times acting Editor

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