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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 Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar leading President Trump, 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.{mosads}

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.”

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