Simon Kent

Simon Kent

New York Times Ends Political Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals

The international edition of the New York Times will no longer feature editorial cartoons. The move to self-censorship follows the uproar sparked by publication of a widely denounced antisemitic caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Members of the New York City Police Department stand outside the headquarters of The New York Times, June 28, 2018 in New York City. NYPD announced increased security in Manhattan at major media companies following a shooting today at the Capital Gazette newspaper in …

Iran FM Scolds Europe: You Are in ‘No Position’ to Criticise Us

European Union (E.U.) countries are in “no position” to criticise Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday ahead of a visit from his German counterpart Heiko Maas. He added it was instead the E.U.’s “duty” to help fund his country’s survival, or face consequences.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius following their talks in Tehran on July 29, 2015. Fabius's visit to Iran comes after the conclusion of a landmark deal with the United States over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme. …

Iran Warns U.S. Navy and ‘Zionist’ Military: Prepare to Be Crushed

U.S. Navy forces now gathered in the Persian Gulf region will be hit with “unimaginable reciprocal blows” if any attack is made on Iran, a top military aide to the country’s leadership said Sunday. “Zionists” were also warned they face the same fate in the announcement.

Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22,2017 in Tehran. President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France. / …

Trump: ‘Israel Is All Messed Up with Their Election’

Israel needs to “get their act together” in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a new coalition government and a second election was set for later this year, U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday.

US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave after delivering a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GIL COHEN-MAGEN (Photo credit should read GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)