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The New York Times featured an anti-Israel cartoon, in which Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is shown as a guide dog for a blind US President Donald Trump.

In the cartoon, Trump is shown wearing a kippah (skullcap) and Netanyahu's collar features a blue Star of David.

Consul General of Israel in New York Dani Dayan spoke with senior figures in the newspaper's staff and expressed his dismay at the cartoon.

Dayan also emphasized that the "anti-Semitic caricature" featured in the paper shows "an escalation in the severity of anti-Semitic expressions," which have become more common around the US.

According to the Foreign Ministry, sources in the paper's senior staff said the cartoon had been published without their knowledge and apologized for it.

The cartoon has since been removed, and the Times will publish an editor's note featuring an apology in its Monday edition.

Anti-Israel cartoon featured in the
Anti-Israel cartoon featured in the NY Times