Romney Trapped by the Israel Lobby Spider?

Commenting on US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s upcoming visit to Israel, The Independent’s Rupert Cornwell employs some disturbing imagery to describe the so-called “Israel Lobby.”

Where does Cornwell get his colorful description from? Try this anti-Semitic propaganda cartoon straight from the pages of the Nazi publication Der Stürmer in the 1930s:

Caption: “Sucked dry.” Explanation: The caricature suggests the Jews are sucking the economic life from Gentiles. It is one of numerous Stürmer cartoons comparing Jews to inhuman and unpleasant creatures. (February 1930)