Published May 02, 2016
Leading Jewish organizations slammed The New York Times on Thursday for publishing an infographic listing Jewish Congressional Democrats who oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
The chart listed anti-deal Democrats in the House and Senate in columns, one of which was headed "Jewish?" Another showed the lawmakers' "District and estimated Jewish population."
The text accompanying the graphic pointed out that, "Though more Jewish members of Congress support the deal than oppose it, the Democrats against the deal are more likely to be Jewish or represent Jewish constituencies."
Responding to the publication, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), described the chart as "a grotesque insult to the intelligence of those voting on the deal," and warned against the connotations its publication evokes.
Cooper told The Algemeiner that the point The New York Times appeared to be trying to make is "flawed, mistaken and inappropriate."