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Hodaya Asulin, (HY"D)

Photo editor Mohammed Elshamy was allowed to resigned from his post Thursday night at the U.S.-based CNN cable news network after political strategist Arthur Schwartz exposed a number of vicious anti-Semitic tweets he posted, calling victims murdered in a terror attack, “Jewish pigs.”

Elshamy posted the tweets prior to his employment at CNN, Fox News reported Friday.


“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,” CNN said in a statement to Fox News.

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.”

The terror attack Elshamy was celebrating in his tweet about the “Jewish pigs,” noted Daily Wire reporter Jordan Schachtel, resulted in the instant death of Mary Jean Gardner, a 55-year-old Christian woman, and critically injured Hodaya Asulin, a 14-year-old Israeli girl who was left in a coma and then died of her wounds before reaching the age of 21. It also wounded 68 others, not 39 as has been reported in mainstream media.

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Schwartz asked why CNN allowed the “vicious bigot” to resign, rather than fire him. It’s not at all clear, in fact, and it’s also not the first time an employee of the network has resigned in disgrace due to accusations of anti-Semitism.

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Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was quoted by the Jewish Journal as saying, “They owe the Jewish community and the victims of terrorism an apology.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.