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Al Jazeera English found itself embroiled in controversy Wednesday after posting an antisemitic image to its Twitter feed, according to the conservative online publication The Daily Caller.
The post, captured by numerous Twitter followers, depicts a commonly used anti-Jewish propaganda cartoon commenting on climate change.
"He, he, he, my global warming, uh, I mean, climate change scam is working out perfectly for our long term Talmudic plan of world domination!" the meme exclaims. The text is accompanied by an image of a hairy, big-nosed man rubbing his hands in a maniacal and devious fashion, according to The Daily Caller.
The Talmud is an ancient text on Jewish law and tradition.
The tweet was evidently in response to reports that US President Donald Trump plans to pull his support from the so-called Paris Agreement, a global initiative designed to tackle carbon emissions.
In response, the Qatari-based news network called the image "offensive," telling The Washington Beacon
that "we hope to learn more" about the incident following an investigation, describing the tweet as an "error."
The tweet was later replaced with a post featuring a video entitled “Reality Check: Why you shouldn’t trust climate change deniers.”