Scottish Daily Mail
I’LL CALL POLICE IN OVER JEWISH CARTOON ROW
A NEW Jewish campaign group has called for a Nationalist MSP to quit over an antiSemitic tweet.
More than 1,000 people have also backed a petition demanding her resignation.
The Judeo-Christian Alliance (JCA) is threatening to report MSP Sandra White to police after she shared a hugely offensive image with thousands of her Twitter followers.
The cartoon circulated by Mrs White depicted six piglets, representing Britain, the US, Israel and terror groups IS, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram suckling from a large sow with the word ‘Rothschild’ written on it.
An image of a bank with a Star of David was also emblazoned onto the sow, alongside depictions of presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush with the Star of David on their faces.
JCA co-chairman Elliot Davis accused Mrs White of ‘fanning the flames’ of anti-Jewish attitudes.
Mrs White has said she accidentally retweeted the offensive cartoon, which campaigners compared to the ‘very worst of Nazi propaganda’.
Mr Davis, 56, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire – a former manager of pop group Wet Wet Wet – said: ‘To retweet anything, you actually have to engage in the process.
‘If it was not her intention to retweet, how or why did she click on the button?
‘I find my imagination stretched by her claim of genuine error and I just don’t buy it.
‘This was a vile, racist, Judeophobic tweet that should have been immediately reported to Twitter but she chose instead to retweet it.
‘Why then should we take her at her word that she is also not in fact anti-Semitic?
‘Additionally I find it quite bizarre that she claims in her apology to be someone who works with “everyone who seeks peace in Israel and Palestine”.’
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities has also warned of anti-Semitism on social media. Mrs White declined to comment. An SNP spokesman said Mrs White had retweeted the image by mistake, later deleting it, and apologised for any offence.