First of all I am not, and never have been, anti-Semitic. The Sunday Times has given me the freedom of speech over the last 46 years to criticise world leaders for what I see as their wrong-doings. This drawing was a criticism of Netanyahu, and not of the Jewish people: there was no slight whatsoever intended against them. I was, however, stupidly completely unaware that it would be printed on Holocaust Day, and I apologise for the very unfortunate timing.
And here‘s an account of a meeting between Jewish community leaders and the acting editor of the Sunday Times.
I think that draws a line under the unfortunate drawing.
A Scarfe design for the Los Angeles Opera production of The Magic Flute, to be revived in November