Al Jazeera apologizes for anti-Semitic climate change tweet

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Al Jazeera had issued an apology on Twitter after posting an anti-Semitic cartoon on their English online account.

The cartoon has since been deleted, but it was left up long enough for people to take screenshots of the evil-looking caricature, which implied that a Jewish plot is behind “climate change deniers.”

In an interview with the Washington Free Beacon, Al Jazeera’s senior producer Dania Yousef explained that the anti-Semitic meme came from a tweet that appeared on their site in November 2016. Yousef claims they have no idea how the cartoon ended up on their Twitter account.

“We are currently investigating how such an error took place and why it was tweeted with our Climate Change video,” Yousef wrote in an email. “We hope to learn more tomorrow as our online team is off for the night.”

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