US Vice-President Mike Pence said “We stand with Israel and we condemn antisemitsm “ in response to the Saturday California shooting attack which claimed the life of Lori Gilbert Kay.
We stand with Israel and we condemn antisemitism in ALL its forms, including @nytimes political cartoons. https://t.co/tPbGqDBwza— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 28, 2019
Pence also wrote in the tweet that the condemnation includes “all forms of antisemitism, including New York Times political cartoons.”
Kay was murdered while attending prayers at the Poway synagogue in San-Diego, the shooter, alleged to be John Earnest, was able to injure two men and an eight-year-old girl.
Earnest fled the scene after a border patrol officer who happened to be at the synagogue at the time managed to deter him.
He was arrested shortly after when he pulled over and surrendered to police.
In a cartoon printed by the New York Times recently US President Donald Trump is depicted wearing a black skull-cape and lead by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The cartoonist, António Moreira Antunes, had depicted IDF troops as Nazis in the past.