CNN Photo Editor Resigns After Anti-Semitic Tweets Come To Light

Mohammed Elshamy, 25, joined the cable-news network in January.

A CNN photo editor resigned on Thursday evening after anti-Semitic tweets of his resurfaced, with one calling Jews “pigs” in the aftermath of a 2011 Palestinian bombing at a crowded Jerusalem bus station (two, not four, people were killed, along with 39 others injured).

Mohammed Elshamy, 25, joined the cable-news network in January.

“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.”

Republican operative Arthur Schwartz first exposed the tweets on Thursday.

n another 2011 tweet, Elshamy posted, “Israel is the main enemy for the people of Egypt and shall always remain rulers who lick Jewish legs.”

Between 2010 and 2012, Elshamy’s anti-Semitic posts have included tweets such as “HAMAS HAMAS HAMAS #Anti-Israel #Gaza #Palestine #Hamas”; “So telling us a fake story about nearly being killed should we cry or something? #Israel #Netanyahu #fail”; “The idiot is breaking my heart while talking about Holocaust :’(#Israel #S***Israel #OMAK“; “#Netanyahu is a JOKE #Israel”; and “Despite everything happening now in Egypt. I’m proud of the army generation that liberated us from the Zionist pigs @ 6 october 1973 #israel.”

Elshamy’s Twitter account is currently private.

Written by Joshua Finkelberg

Joshua Finkelberg is a contributor for The Schpiel.


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