Bad Joke: Atlanta Jewish Paper Sorry for ‘Kill Obama’ Article

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obama-oy-veyThe owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, apologized Friday for an opinion column in which wrote that Israel’s options vis-à-vis Iran’s nuclear program included the assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama..

Adler devoted his January 13, 2012 column to the disagreement between the U.S. and Israel’s regarding the threat that Iran would develop nuclear weapons. Israel has three options, he wrote: One, strike Hizbullah and Hamas; two, strike Iran, and

“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.

“Yes, you read “three” correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?

“Another way of putting “three” in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives…Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?

“You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.”

Ophir Aviran, the Israeli consul-general in Atlanta, called Adler’s ideas “insane” and “immoral.”

The president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council, David Harris, called the column “the height of irresponsibility” and “beyond the pale.”

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. Adler has indicated he will publish an apology in the next edition of his newspaper.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Arutz Sheva/ Newscenter}


  1. its interesting how the democrats and liberals called for bushs death even posting targets with his face and wanted dead or alive i=on them and no one seemed to care.
    now a parody on Obama is causing a major upheaval

  2. We’ve had enough political violence in this country over the last half century. We need another president assassinated?

    And of course our enemies will bring up the “dual-loyalties” charge again. Adler is willing to assassinate a US president in the interests of a foreign country?

    Remember the Kennedys? Martin Luther King? And just in case you don’t like Democrats anyway, remember the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, when he nearly died?

  3. Of course ,we’re going to hear massive protestations from the MO now that it hit CNN…. (or is it only such terrible events as erasing women’s pictures or reasonable separate seating)

  4. I think it’s so sad that any paper would postulate such an idea. I happen to dislike obama immensely…but to think of and mention assassinating beyond belief. We as jews are not hit men. What the Mossad thinks about is none of our business and we don’t know. America is an ally with Israel. Whether we agree on every point or not. One president may be more forthcoming than another, but we need to go forward and remember to stay focused on whom our real enemies are. Additionally, we need to work on our middos and achdus, ahavas Chinom so intently in order to rectify these situations we see and are coming upon us. Let’s do our part. Daven..and help each other in any way we can.


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