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Protest outside the New York Times over alleged anti-semitic cartoon

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New York, NY – A number of Jewish organizations held a protest on Monday, April 29 at 5:30 PM outside The New York Times offices, located at 620 Eighth Avenue (41 Street) over the alleged Anti-Semitic cartoon which was recently published in the newspaper.

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Protestors gathered to express outrage about the newspaper publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog on a leash held by a blind President Donald Trump

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Protestors are also calling for the firing of editors and individuals responsible for this publication. The Coalition for Jewish Concerns, Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI), and a coalition of other organizations are organizing. Speakers will include community leaders, Alan Dershowitz, and Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

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Those gathered also prayed for the victims of the San Diego synagogue shooting.

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As Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon said: “The words, the demonstrators and the cartoons turn into shootings against worshipers in synagogues.”

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This was an alleged anti-Semitic cartoon depicting 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. Shame on the New York Times. Heads must roll, People must be fired.

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Protestors carried American and Israeli flags and held signs saying “Shame On The New York Times”, “NYT Has Jewish Blood On Their Hands,” and “Fire the Anti-Semites.”

Protest at NY Times over alleged anti-semitic cartoon

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