International Edition of NY Times Ends Political Cartoons

11 Jun 2019

Pursuant to the backlash over a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was deemed to be anti-Semitic, the New York Times has announced that it will cease publication of daily political cartoons in its international edition, ending the paper’s relationship with two contract cartoonists.

The offensive cartoon, which was published in April, depicted Netanyahu as a dachshund wearing a Star of David collar and leading President Donald Trump, who was wearing a yarmulke. The Times subsequently acknowledged that the cartoon “included anti-Semitic tropes” and that it was “an error of judgment to publish it.”

In a statement, editor James Bennet, wrote that “for well over a year we have been considering bringing that edition into line with the domestic paper by ending daily political cartoons and will do so beginning July 1.”

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