Spanish party under fire for 'anti-semitic' Obama cartoon

Spanish National Police patrol near the Cathedral of Seville, in Sevilla on July 8, 2016 on the eve of the official visit of US President Barack Obama to SpainThe Spanish government and Jewish groups on Friday blasted a far-left party for posting an “anti-semitic” cartoon in protest against US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the country. The criticism comes after the Madrid branch of the United Left coalition, tweeted a cartoon depicting a thick-lipped Obama hugging an Orthodox jew wearing a kippa emblazoned with the Star of David and a wad of money bills sticking out of his pocket. The caption above the cartoon reads “Invading and destroying countries to loot them,” along with the hashtag #Obamagohome.

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