The New York Times apologized for the caricature of Trump and Netanyahu

The newspaper the New York Times apologized for publishing the cartoons with the participation of the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel.

The cartoon was published on April 25 in the printed international edition of the publication. The illustration shows a blind Donald trump in a skullcap being led by a guide dog. She has Benjamin Netanyahu’s face and the Star of David around her neck. Caricature caused many protests. It was written about by many Israeli and American media, calling the picture anti-Semitic.

“We are deeply sorry the publication of this cartoon and will strive to ensure that nothing like this happens again. Such images are always dangerous, and now, when anti-Semitism is growing in the world, it is all the more unacceptable,” the newspaper said in a statement.

The author of the caricature is the Portuguese artist Antonio Moreira Antunes. The drawing was originally published in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, with which the cartoonist has collaborated since 1974. The New York Times has acquired a license to publish illustrations in its international edition, in the American version of the newspaper caricature did not come out.

The American Jewish Committee has already stated that it does not accept the newspaper’s apology.