Left Party group slammed over ‘anti-Semitic’ Venezuela cartoon
A far-left faction within Germany’s socialist Left Party has retracted a cartoon insinuating that Israel was instigating a violent coup in Venezuela after party members accused it of anti-Semitism.
The Cuba Si Hessen group posted the image on Facebook on Wednesday. It shows a grim reaper cloaked in a United States flag and holding a bloody scythe painted to resemble the flag of Israel.
The figure knocks at a door titled “Venezuela.” Blood spills out of other opened doors marked “Iraq,” “Libya,” “Syria” and “Ukraine.”
The group captioned the image with: “We stand on the side of the legitimate Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and oppose any form of intervention. Yankee go home!”