"For the people of Israel, this is a cartoon which recalls the dark journalism from one of humankind's darkest periods," Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin wrote in a letter to his British counterpart John Bercow.
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The cartoon caused particular offence because it appeared on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"As a democrat, I support political criticism but in publishing this cartoon yesterday in London, the boundaries of free speech were crossed," Rivlin wrote, adding, "prejudice had deeply influenced legitimate criticism."
"If a cartoon had been published in Israel showing Britain in a monstrous light and hurting the feelings of the British people in such a mean and nasty way, you wouldn't hesitate to complain to me, and rightly, about crossing the legitimate boundaries of freedom of expression," he said in a direct appeal to Bercow.
Rivlin said Israel was "disappointed" that such images could be published in modern-day Britain, suggesting the cartoon exposed "certain unhealthy undercurrents."
The remarks by Liberal Democrat MP David Ward sparked a wave of intense criticism on social media sites and from campaign groups, prompting him to issue an apology on Saturday, saying he had not meant to "to offend the Jewish people as a whole, either as a race or as a people of faith."
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