“Apology not accepted.” That’s how the American Jewish Committee responded to a New York Times editor’s note acknowledging “an error of judgment” in publishing a controversial editorial cartoon Thursday. It depicted a blind, skullcap-wearing President Donald Trump being led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was drawn as a guide dog on a leash with a Star of David collar. On Sunday, the paper formally apologized, saying, “Such imagery is always dangerous.”
Is anti-Semitism on the rise? It appears so: Last year, France saw a 74 percent spike in reported incidents, while German police said anti-Jewish violence had risen 60 percent.
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