But news organization Al Jazeeras Twitter feed temporarily ran in a different direction the previous day the decision was announced, appearing to blame the Jewish people for climate change deniers. In an anti-Semitictweet that was deleted, the Qatari-based company illustrated climate change deniers as some kind of Jewish defraud or conspiracy.
On Wednesday, “its what” Al Jazeeratweeted.
Al Jazeera tweets, then deletes, anti-Semitic cartoon https :// t.co/ SO5K4nwrrW
— Haaretz.com (@ haaretzcom) June 2, 2017
As Haaretznotes, the tweet was displayed on the networks main English-language account before it was deleted. As Haaretz explains, The crude impersonation of a Jew shown in the image is one of the internet’s most prominent anti-Semitic memes.
In its apology, Al Jazeera said the illustrationhad not come from the network, but instead it was mailed the image in November 2016 by a Twitter user.
— Al Jazeera English (@ AJEnglish) June 1, 2017
” We are currently investigating how such an error took place and why it was tweeted with our Climate Change video ,” Al Jazeera producer Dania Yousef said in an email to the Washington Free Beacon.
H/ T Mediaite