The NYT has an op-ed by none other than Muamar Qaddafi, in which he invents an imaginary history of the Jews and the Arabs, and explains that peace in this land will be achieved only by creating a state shared by Jews and Palestinians. Isratine, he calls it. I cannot say what prompted Qaddafi to write the column, or what role it plays in intra-Arab politics.
Most people at the NYT probably disagree with his positions, as do most readers (though it's interesting to note that the article is second on the list of popular articles). The editors of the paper will trot out the standard boilerplate about giving a platform to all opinions including the ones they really don't like, so that their readers can judge for themselves etc. etc. None of which can change the fact that the most important newspaper in the United States has published an article calling for the destruction of the Jewish State.