Murdoch apologizes for 'offensive, grotesque' cartoon denounced as anti-Semitism'

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 06:20 hrs

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has apologized for a "grotesque" cartoon in his London-based Sunday Times newspaper that depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a brick wall containing the blood and limbs of Palestinians.

The cartoon had a text, saying 'Israeli elections. Will cementing peace continue?'

Murdoch apologised for the 'offensive cartoon' printed in the Sunday Times after it led to complaints of anti-Semitism, the BBC reports.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it had complained to the Press Complaints Commission.

It said the cartoon was 'shockingly reminiscent of the blood libel imagery more usually found in parts of the virulently anti-Semitic Arab press.'

According to the report, Murdoch wrote in a tweet that 'Gerald Scarfe has never reflected the opinions of the Sunday Times. Nevertheless, we owe major apology for grotesque, offensive cartoon.' (ANI)

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