Protesters descend upon NY Times building after anti-Semitic cartoon published

David Caplan
April 29, 2019 - 7:21 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Protesters descended upon The New York Times' building across from the Port Authority Monday afternoon, to express their disdain after the New York Times apologized for an anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared in the newspaper's international edition over the weekend.

Former New York State assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted, "Huge crowd in front of the @nytimes building in NYC sending a clear message: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!"

Earlier in the day he tweeted, "SILENCE IS DEADLY: Join me in loudly protesting against the @nytimes for publishing a vile antisemitic cartoon only days before a terror attack against Jews!"

The cartoon showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dachshund wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind and skullcap-wearing U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Times says the image "included anti-Semitic tropes." The cartoon appeared Thursday in print.

A tweet from the New York Times Opinion account Saturday said the image "was offensive, and it was an error in judgment to publish it."

The Times says the cartoon was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it.