NY Times Opinion apologizes for cartoon depicting anti-Semitic tropes

The New York Times Opinion section on Saturday apologized for a political cartoon that included anti-Semitic tropes.

The image, published in the international print edition of Thursday’s paper, featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE, who is wearing a skullcap and dark glasses.

“The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it,” the newspaper said in a tweet. “It was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it.”

The cartoon was quickly denounced by social media users.

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Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, a Muslim peace advocate in Australia, condemned the cartoon on Twitter, saying it served “an ISIS agenda.”

“If you’re wondering what type of photo ISIS’ Al-Baghdadi would hang on his wall, look no further than the @nytimes cartoon displaying Jewish people as dogs. Militant Islamist texts refer to Jewish people as “the ancestors of pigs, monkeys and dogs. Shame.”