April 29, 2019 . 5:30 pm OUTSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES. A protest holding the New York Times RESPONSIBLE for publishing this offensive anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared over the weekend in the International edition of the NY Times. (The Times’s international edition often publishes political cartoons, while the domestic edition does not.)
The cartoon depicted President Trump as a blind man wearing a yarmulke and being led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – in the shape of a seeing eye dog wearing a collar adorned by a blue star of David. (May 1: The New York Times claims to have canceled its contract with CartoonArts International)
As for the cartoon: It was drawn by António Moreira Antunes, a Portuguese cartoonist and originally published in Expresso, a newspaper in Lisbon, before being picked up by CartoonArts International, the cartoon syndicate. (The editor from The Times’s Opinion section who decided to publish the cartoon has not been named.)
BUT, then, on Sunday … another anti-Semitic cartoon. This was drawn by Norwegian cartoonist, Roar Hagen. Netanyahu was dressed as Moses holding a stone tablet taking a selfie; once again raising doubts about the paper’s judgement. [link]
SHAME ON THE NY TIMES!!
The protestors expressed outrage over the newspaper’s publishing of an anti-Semitic cartoon by waving Israeli flags and holding signs saying “NY Times feeds Jew Hatred” and “NY (slimes) Has Blood On Its Hands.”
The protest was lead by a number of Jewish organizations [The Coalition for Jewish Concerns, Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI), and a coalition of other organizations, such as JDL-NY]
With an impressive roster of speakers that included Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Rabbi Elie Abadie. They called for the firing of editors and individuals responsible for these outrageous cartoons. They also prayed for the victims of the San Diego synagogue shooting.
Video the crowd of protestors:
Video Alan Dershowitz:
Video Dov Hikind:
The NY Times has a 120 year old campaign of slander and bias against Israel and the Jews and even though the Times attempted to lay the blame for the cartoon on one careless editor, the entire newspaper and its owners are responsible.
Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon said: “The words, the demonstrators and the cartoons turn into shootings against worshipers in synagogues.”
Flickr Slide show.
Update on May 5, 2019, proving words and cartoons do matter: Israel has been under constant attack by Hamas terrorists since Shabbat. Over 500 missiles have launched by Hamas terrorists targeting Israeli civilians. Three Israelis have been killed. Over 100 have been injured. Silence from the United Nations. No condemnations. Nothing.
The shameful record of the N.Y.Times giving unswerving support to the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Congressional trio of Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib reinforces that silence is no longer an option. We must actively combat the rising anti-Semitism in America and world wide. It must not be ignored. SILENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER.
SHAME ON THE NY TIMES! People must be fired.
[Pictures and video where indicated, property of Pamela Hall]
Other links reporting on the protest: [https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5501556,00.html] ; [https://twitter.com/dansenor/status/1122831931991785472]
Great editorial on Times backlash: [https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2019/05/02/new-york-times-executives-face-fierce-investor-backlash-for-anti-semitic-cartoon/] Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger Refuses to Make Findings of Internal Investigation Available to the Public.
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