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April 28, 2019 2:00 pm

Vice President Pence Condemns New York Times for Publishing Antisemitic Cartoon

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The offensive cartoon that appeared in the April 25th International Edition of The New York Times.

US Vice President Mike Pence condemned The New York Times on Sunday for publishing an antisemitic cartoon in its international edition on Thursday.

The cartoon depicted President Donald Trump as a blind man wearing a yarmulke and holding the leash of a seeing-eye dog with the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The dog wears a Star of David around its neck.

“We stand with Israel and we condemn antisemitism in ALL its forms, including @nytimes political cartoons,” Pence tweeted.

The Times issued a statement admitting that the cartoon “included anti-Semitic tropes.”

“The image was offensive,” said the Times, “and it was an error of judgment to publish it.”

The Times’ statement was widely criticized as inadequate.

The American Jewish Committee tweeted, “Apology not accepted. How many @nytimes editors looked at a cartoon that would not have looked out of place on a white supremacist website and thought it met the paper’s editorial standards? What does this say about your processes or your decision makers? How are you fixing it?”

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