(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018 (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 6, 2018 The New York Times building is seen in New York. AFP / ANGELA WEISS
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Acclaimed French cartoonist Jean Plantu called on the New York Times Tuesday not to ban political cartoons from its pages after a furor involving a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The cartoon of Netanyahu published in April in the Times' international edition was deemed anti-Semitic by some.Opinion page editor James Bennet said the paper had planned for a year to stop running political cartoons, which already no longer appear in the U.S. edition.From next month it will no longer run political cartoons, Bennet said Monday.Patrick Chappatte, one of the Times' leading cartoonists, said the newspaper's decision was directly related to the Netanyahu cartoon.
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