After apologizing over the weekend for publishing a syndicated cartoon with “anti-Semitic tropes” in its depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, The New York Times was criticized again Monday over yet another caricature of Netanyahu.
Dan Senor, a former Pentagon aide and advisor to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, called out the “paper of record” for printing another anti-Netanyahu cartoon, this time depicting him as a blind Moses-like figure holding a tablet with the Israeli flag on it instead of the Ten Commandments.
Wait…the @nytimes featured ANOTHER Netanyahu cartoon? This one AFTER the Thursday cartoon depicting Netanyahu as a dog? Am I reading this right? Is the Times obsessed with Israel’s prime minister? pic.twitter.com/r1KsSaYWtw
— Dan Senor (@dansenor) April 29, 2019
The cartoon appears to have been published this weekend in the international edition of the paper, the same edition that printed Thursday’s cartoon. . .
The New York Time responded Monday, reiterating Thursday’s cartoon was “indefensible” and saying this weekend’s cartoon did not fall into the same category but that they would suspend the future publishing of syndicated cartoons.
“The cartoon that ran in the international print edition of The Times last Thursday was clearly anti-Semitic and indefensible and we apologize for its publication. While we don’t think this cartoon falls into that category, for now, we’ve decided to suspend the future publication of syndicated cartoons,” a New York Times spokesperson told Fox News. (Read more from “New York Times Posted Another Anti-Semitic Cartoon” HERE)