“CNN photo editor Mohammed Elshamy has resigned from the news organization after a series of anti-Semitic tweets from 2011 were recently unearthed, according to a network spokesperson,” reports The Hill.
The story reports: “Elshamy’s tweets include one calling Jewish people ‘pigs’ after two were killed and 39 were injured in a March 2011 bombing in Jerusalem.”
The Hill says the tweets were initially unearthed by GOP operative Arthur Schwartz.
Says CNN in a statement to The Hill: “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 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.”