Israeli officials voiced their displeasure with the Times, with one even hinting at punitive measures I happen to disagree with. The Times of Israel writes:
Earlier on Monday, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein told Army Radio that the government would probably refrain from filing an official complaint with the London-based paper. However, he said, “We will think about how to act against the paper’s representative here in Israel.”
But, writing in the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, commentator Anshel Pfeffer criticised condemnation of the cartoon, which he said ‘was not anti-Semitic by any standard.’
He noted the cartoon included no Jewish or Holocaust imagery, was as biting as the cartoonist’s usual treatment of non-Jewish subjects and was not similar to traditional ‘blood libel’ cartoons.