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Argentine paper apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — An Argentine newspaper apologized for a cartoon that the head of the country’s Jewish community said was anti-Semitic.

The Pagina 12 newspaper published a statement Friday saying it "regrets the pain and distress caused" by a cartoon that appeared in its pages on Thursday.

The cartoon, by Gustavo Sala, depicts a DJ performing at a concentration camp and Hitler instructing inmates to "have fun because life is short."
Guillermo Borger, president of AMIA, Argentina’s main Jewish community organization, called the cartoon a "provocation."

"As a son of Holocaust survivors, I will fight against this type of shameful provocation until the final consequence," Borger said.

The National Institute Against Discrimination told JTA it had recieved several complaints about the cartoon.

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