Israel’s UN ambassador demands accountability for NY Times anti-Semitic cartoon

Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon demands that the New York Times hold accountable those responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, despite an apology issued by the newspaper.

Danon tells journalists ahead of a Security Council meeting on the Middle East the cartoon published in the international edition last week “could have been taken from the pages of Der Sturmer, the Nazi propaganda paper, and yet these actions have gone unpunished.”

The cartoon depicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind Donald Trump — who was wearing a kippah, or a Jewish skullcap.

Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon addresses the United Nations Security Council, at UN headquarters, on January 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The newspaper apologized for the cartoon, saying: “The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it.”

“Those who engage in anti-Semitism must be punished, whether it’s here at the UN, political leaders, editors, policy pundits or college professors,” Danon says. “I am not in a position of accepting or not accepting the apology, but if somebody make a mistake, I think somebody should be accountable.”

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