New York Times Apologizes for Caricature Bearing ‘anti-Semitic Tropes’

The caricature, which the newspaper admits was ‘offensive,’ shows Netanyahu as a guide dog leading Trump, who is illustrated as wearing a Yarmulka.

The New York Times apologized Saturday for a caricature it published Thursday in its opinion column, which sparked the ire of many readers who claimed it bore anti-Semitic tropes. 

The caricature in question showed U.S. President Donald Trumpwearing a skullcap and led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, depicted as a guide dog wearing a Star of David necklace.

The caricature appeared next to a column by the Times’ senior political commentator Thomas Friedman on the migration crisis. 

The Twitter account of the Times’ opinion page published an apology, which will run in print Monday. The editors described the caricature as having “anti-Semitic tropes,” calling it “offensive” and adding that it was “an error of judgment to publish it.”

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