Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell accused of anti-Semitism after newspaper rejects cartoon of burning Palestinian nurse

June, 2018
United Kingdom (England)

The Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has been accused of anti-Semitism after the leftie newspaper rejected one of his pieces.

The drawing depicted a dead Palestinian nurse burning in a fireplace.

Razan al-Najjar, 21, who was killed in Gaza clashes, was shown between Theresa May and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Millions of Jews died in ovens at Nazi concen­tration camps during World War Two.

Denying claims of anti-Semitism, political satirist Bell 57, told colleagues in an email: “I cannot begin to understand criticism of the cartoon that begins by dragging in ‘wood-burning stoves’, ‘ovens’, ‘holocaust’, or any other Nazi-related nonsense.”

He added the cartoon “contains no anti-Semitic tropes” and claimed he had been unfairly “traduced and censored”.

Source: The Sun