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Israeli Embassy in Berlin Protests Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu Poisoning Peace Process

Deputy editor of the newspaper that ran the cartoon says he "regrets that feelings were offended"

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BERLIN, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Israeli Embassy in Berlin protested a cartoon suggesting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is poisoning the Middle East peace process.

An embassy spokesman told The Jerusalem Post it sent a letter of protest to the Stuttgarter Zeitung.

The cartoon published Tuesday showed Netanyahu sitting on a park bench holding a bottle of poison labeled "settlement construction" and pouring it on a piece of bread. An olive-branch bearing dove marked "Middle East peace" sits next to Netanyahu apparently waiting to be fed the bread, The Jerusalem Post said.

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  1. I sometimes think the Israelis are their own worst enemy. Idiotic overreactions like this, hyper-sensitivity to anything that anyone could take as anti-semitism, all makes them seem like a bunch of crybabies, at the same time they build a wall that reminds everybody of the Berlin Wall, zigzagging as if intended to be as disruptive as possible, and building settlements that seem to go out their way to preclude any peace talks, all as hyper-insensitive as their butthurt feelings suggest the opposite — it’s times like this where I think the sanest solution is to nuke the entire region and let their respective gods sort them out.

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