NY Times Forced to Apologize for Antisemitic Cartoon
In Thursday’s international edition of The New York Times, a cartoon with “anti-Semitic tropes” was published that portrayed a blind President Trump led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depicted as a dog with a Star of David collar around its neck.
The cartoon coincided with the end of the Passover holiday and Shabbat, two days many observant Jews were not online.
Social media criticism was fast and furious. Seth Frantzman of the Jerusalem Post wrote, “Shame on the NYT for this. How hard is in a time of increasing #antisemitism not to publish an anti-semitic cartoon? This is a major newspaper. Dozens of people must have seen this before it went to press. No one said anything?”