The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, who suggested Israel should assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama, has resigned from his post, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported yesterday.
Adler has since apologized for his article - which listed three options for Israel to counter Iran's nuclear weapons - published in his newspaper last Friday. The first option, he wrote, is to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah. The second is to attack Iran's nuclear facilities and the third is to "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."
Adler goes on to write: "Yes, you read 'three' correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. 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?"
According to the JTA report, Adler announced Monday that he is "relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately," and that he named John McCurdy as interim managing editor.