New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy, said of the cartoon published in the international edition: “The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it” She added the paper was “deeply sorry” for publishing the cartoon.
The paper, in the editor's note said: “Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable".
In response, the American Jewish Committee replied: “Apology not accepted".
"What does this say about your processes or your decision makers? How are you fixing it?” they ask.
But Sunday saw another cartoon, this time Netanyahu is dressed as Moses holding a stone tablet taking a selfie, once again raising doubts about the paper's judgement
This week Israel marks Holocaust remembrance-day amid a growing number of attacks on Jews around the world and in the United States notably the latest murderous attack on a San Diego synagogue