This morning, blogger Yochanan Gordon published an op-ed on the Times of Israel website arguing that Israel should commit genocide against all people living in the Gaza Strip. Suffice it to say, his idea was not received well.
The Times and the Five Towns Jewish Post, which both ran the editorial initially, quickly removed the post and vowed to put better editorial standards in place. (According to Tablet writer Yair Rosenberg, the Times doesn’t edit or moderate their contributors’ blogs at all, meaning anyone can put anything on their site without editorial oversight. Safe to guess that policy is likely to change.)
But Gordon — whose Times profile links to his Twitter handle, @ygordon5t — wasn’t about to back down in the face of criticism:
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) August 1, 2014
He eventually deleted his account, but some of his arguments were saved via screenshots:
So yeah, the author of that Times of Israel "When Genocide is Permissible" piece isn't backing down. pic.twitter.com/Zku3t0EnAG
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) August 1, 2014
— Venetia Rainey (@venetiarainey) August 1, 2014
Gordon also seems to have deleted the Facebook account connected to his Times author profile.
UPDATE — 4:48 p.m. ET: Gordon has issued a public apology.
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