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In defence of Steve Bell

17 October 2023

6:35 PM

17 October 2023

6:35 PM

One of Britain’s best-known cartoonists, Steve Bell, says he has been ‘effectively sacked’ by the Guardian after drawing Benjamin Netanyahu. It wasn’t published, but he released it on Twitter (above). It depicts Netanyahu operating on his own stomach, showing a cut in the outline of the Gaza Strip. Bell then used Twitter to say what happened next:

Losing him over this cartoon was a mistake and sets a dangerously low bar for what counts as unacceptable satire

I filed this cartoon around 11 a.m.,

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