What’s wrong with this picture in the New York Times?
Anti-Semitic political cartoon in New York Times/ Herald Tribune? or ‘just’ anti-Israel? Or is it spot on? What do you think?
This, to my mind, looks classic anti-Semitism. The Jew dragging the American into another war in Iran…
I do think that this specific cartoon, coming as it does in this political and security climate, is offensive, and dangerous. I happen to think that it is in America’s supreme interest that Iran does not get the bomb, and that Israel feels secure that it can defend itself, no matter what. Because if Jerusalem feels insecure, it will lash out, in very powerful and unpredictable ways. I would like to see a cartoon that reflects that. That Israel and America are in the same corner, and not one telling the other what to do. They are in this together, and if anyone is in the ring with Iran and has been physically fighting for a long time, it is Israel.
I’m used to seeing this kind of cartoon in the Arabic press, not the New York Times.