New York Times apologizes for anti-Semitic cartoon featuring Trump, Netanyahu

The apology was published on Twitter by the Times’s opinion section. (File photo: Reuters)

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.

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55