After the New York Times responded with an initial, tepid response to the anti-Semitic cartoon printed in its international edition last Thursday – of President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulka and being led by a guide dog with the likeness of Prime Minister Netanyahu, wearing a leash with a Star of David – the Times tried a more full throated approach.

The initial response acknowledged using “anti-Semitic tropes” – something short of flat out anti-Semitism, we suppose. But there was no apology, only that the image was “offensive,” an error in judgment in publishing it and that it had been deleted.

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But the criticism was not stemmed and the Times then said they were “deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon. We are committed to making sure nothing like this happens again. Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable.”

Yet just one day after the apology, the Times published another outrageous cartoon. This one showed Netanyahu in a robe coming down from a mountain with what appear to be a stone tablet with a Star of David in his left hand, a selfie stick in his right, and rimless sunglasses covering his eyes. Was this meant to be a picture of an arrogant, narcissistic, messenger of G-d to lead an elitist chosen people?

If this is contrition, we don’t want to see what self-important disregard looks like.

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