Disgraced former Liberal Democrat peer Jenny Tonge has been criticised for sharing a post online comparing Israel to the Nazis.
The anti-Israel baroness posted a cartoon by an artist called ‘Latuff’ on her Facebook page, which came 2nd in the Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Competition.
The illustration attempts to draw comparisons between Holocaust victims and those caught up in the Gaza war 2009.
It depicts two men, a Jewish concentration camp victim wearing striped uniform and a yellow star, and a Palestinian with ‘Gaza’ on his clothes. Both are shown caught on barbed wire, bent into a Swastika shapes, with “never again” above the Shoah victim, and “over again” below the Gazan man, implying the Holocaust has been repeated, by Israel.
A spokesperson for the Community Security Trust (CST) told Jewish News: “Baroness Tonge’s use of this image is a despicable insult to the memory of all victims of the Holocaust. She keeps finding new ways of falling further from decency.”
Ex-BBC News journalist Sarah Deech took to twitter to call the cartoon “vile”, whilst the cartoonist, Carlos Latuff from Brazil, regularly faces accusations of anti-Semitism for producing the work.
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