It’s been obvious since the regime of Barack Obama that not only was anti-Semitism making a comeback within the Democrat party. When the 2018 election ushered in Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and the Democrat caucus held them up as models to emulate, the became very obvious that anti-Semitism was becoming an integral part of progressive politics. The extent to which anti-Semitism and all its tropes has become baked into progressivism was revealed today by no less than the insanely woke New York Times.
In the opinion section of the international edition of the New York Times, this editorial cartoon appeared.
Oh my, it’s real. The NYT really did print this #antisemitic cartoon in its international edition; found it in Tel Aviv @LTCPeterLerner @AdamMilstein @HenMazzig @GippersChutzpah #shame pic.twitter.com/cLnqYGTlCO
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) April 27, 2019
2. Here’s the anti-Semitic cartoon that the NYT published pic.twitter.com/ucLCLIyTgJ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 27, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is portrayed as a dog. Note the Magen David on the dog collar. Oddly enough, the cartoonist decided to use a dachshund for the body. President Trump is portrayed as a blind Jew being led by Netanyahu.
The Times has issued an apology.
An Editors' Note to appear in Monday’s international edition. pic.twitter.com/1rl2vXoTB3
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 27, 2019
But there isn’t much sign that anyone is taking it seriously. After all, how many editors looked at this cartoon and approved it?
“This cartoon didn’t end up in the International Edition of the @NYTimes by mistake. It was chosen, it was put on a page by someone, it was checked and re-checked. I know. I’m an Oped Editor.” https://t.co/PFTzMOdHTc
— Josh Block (@JoshBlockDC) April 27, 2019
Naked antisemitism such as in this image is not “an error of judgment.” We have to wonder if the @nytimes editors would’ve published a similar cartoon depicting any other country or people. pic.twitter.com/qSyVXqqLOW
— American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) April 27, 2019
Tony Badran of Across the Bay, reminds us that this isn’t unusual behavior for the Times.
The paper which, in 2015, gave you the Jew Senator tracker, now presents: pic.twitter.com/dxUQ60PtfQ
— Tony Badran (@AcrossTheBay) April 27, 2019
If you don’t recall, here is a refresher:
The New York Times was accused of anti-Semitism on Thursday after publishing a list of lawmakers who voted against the Iran deal that included the columns “Jewish?” and “State and estimated Jewish population.” Jewish lawmakers and those who represent a district with a larger Jewish population than the U.S. average were singled out further with a yellow highlight…
There have been outcries across the political spectrum.
Disgusting. I have no words for flagrant anti-Semitism on display here. Imagine this was in something other than a leftist newspaper? https://t.co/3t47DW9OCB
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 27, 2019
There is really no excuse for the New York Times to publish such a blatantly anti-Semitic image as the one in this cartoon. Not acceptable in any way. https://t.co/UVpoxSq0KD
— Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) April 27, 2019
Except in the Democrat controlled media:
CNN and the rest of the DNC controlled media drowned us in wall to wall coverage when the Trump campaign posted a sheriff’s star — somehow that was a dog whistle — but they’ve said next to nothing about this New York Times anti-Semitic cartoon. pic.twitter.com/P6CKA2TbxK
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 27, 2019
The sad but unavoidable fact is that because the Democrats have decided their electoral fortunes are improved by wooing American Muslims, the have adopted the whole anti-Israel/BDS mantra. Along with that mantra comes Jew-hatred as surely as night follows day. As we get into the 2020 campaign this is only going to get much worse.