Andrew Adler, the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times, has resigned but not before issuing an apology after suggesting that assassinating President Obama is one of three options that the Israeli government should consider.
Here are the 3 options from his ill thought out article which by some people's speculations will land him jail time:
1- a per-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah, terrorist groups that he said would be emboldened by a nuclear Iran;
2- a direct strike on Iran; and
3- "three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies."
Below is just a small number of public condemnations and outrage spoken against Adler's comments:
* The Birmingham Jewish Federation joins the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish organizations in condemning this column and the writer for these abhorrent views.*
*Ophir Aviran, the Israeli consul general in Atlanta, condemned the column "in the strongest possible terms."*
*In response to a JTA request for comment, Aviran said in an e-mail that he was "appalled at this deranged and morally repugnant assertion."*
*The Anti-Defamation League condemned Adler's column as "outrageous."*
*"An apology cannot possibly repair the damage," said the ADL's national director, Abraham Foxman, in a statement.*
Like most Jews that I know, I feel strongly that Adler's words are ill thought out, and possibly treasonous.
On the other hand, holding an entire race/religion for the stupidity of the few is bigotry, ignorance, racism, and a deliberate attempt at inciting violence against all the Jews.
In response to the article that the Huffington Post published about this unfortunate incident, here are a few examples of what I speak of. These are the posts that the Huffington Post Moderators put through, keep in mind, they are a moderated forum: