German Paper Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Caricature of Netanyahu

BERLIN (AP) -

Germany’s new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a “red line” with a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, portraying him with oversized lips, ears and nose.

Felix Klein, who was appointed this year amid concerns over rising anti-Semitism, told the Bild newspaper on Thursday that Tuesday’s cartoon in Munich’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung in the aftermath of the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Yerushalayim recalled “the intolerable depictions of Nazi propaganda.”

The drawing depicts PM Netanyahu hoisting a missile in his hand and saying “next year in Jerusalem.”

Sueddeutsche Zeitung has apologized for the caricature.