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New York Times apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon


Agence France-Presse

Washington  /  Sun, April 28, 2019  /  02:23 pm
New York Times apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon

People walk by the front of the New York Times building on September 6, 2018 in New York. (AFP/Angela Weiss)

The New York Times on Saturday apologized for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon in its international print edition featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump.

The cartoon, which appeared in Thursday's newspaper, depicted Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind Trump -- who was wearing a kippah, or a Jewish skullcap.

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In an apology published on Twitter by the Times's opinion section -- which will also appear in print on Monday -- the newspaper said the drawing "included anti-Semitic tropes."

"The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it," it added.

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