Media baron Rupert Murdoch has apologized for a Sunday Times cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu
building a wall using blood-red mortar, an image Jewish leaders said was reminiscent of anti-Semitic propaganda.
The political cartoon, which was published on Holocaust
Memorial Day, shows Netanyahu wielding a long, sharp trowel and
depicts agonized Palestinians bricked into the wall's structure. It was
meant as a comment on recent elections
in which Netanyahu's ticket narrowly won the most seats in the Israeli parliament.