CNN photo editor resigns after his past antisemitic tweets resurface

A few of his tweets showed offensive antisemitic and anti-Israeli agendas, such as a tweet saying "More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode. #Israel #Gaza."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 26, 2019 06:33
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A CNN photo editor, who began working there in January 2019, resigned on Thursday night after some of his antisemitic tweets from 2011 come to light.

A few of his tweets showed offensive antisemitic and anti-Israeli agendas, such as a tweet saying "More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode. #Israel #Gaza."


Among his other tweets, Elshamy also showed support for Hamas and the slaughter of Jews, "Despite everything happening now in Egypt, I'm proud of the army generation that liberated us from the zionist pigs @ 6 october 1973 #israel," he wrote.

CNN responded to the report of Elshamy's resignation, saying that “The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light,” said network spokesperson Matt Dornic. “CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”


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