After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. Adler announced he was "relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately," says the JTA quoting an email they obtained on Monday. They didn't say when Adler actually sent his email, but it's been ten days since Adler suggested that Israel "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." Ten days? Adler did apologize for the column last Friday, but in letting the story marinate over the weekend, it appears his inaction had done more harm than good for the organization. Adler might not now have a job, but he still has the Secret Service to deal with; JTA reports that he's under investigation.
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