Al Jazeera's anti-Semitic post sparks outrage

Qatar-based media outlet blames 'Talmudic plan of world domination' for global warming skepticism, uses anti-Semitic caricature.

David Rosenberg ,

Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar
Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

One of the world’s largest news media outlets has come under fire for its use of an anti-Semitic caricature and anti-Jewish canard in a Twitter post condemning climate change skeptics.

Al Jazeera English, a member of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network, tweeted Wednesday night a bizarre post invoking Protocols of the Elders of Zion-style anti-Semitic canards in a critique of people skeptical of man-made global warming.

“Why you shouldn’t trust climate change deniers,” the tweet reads. Underneath is a caricature of a Jewish man, greedily rubbing his hands. Next to the image is text reading “He, he, he, my global warming, uh, I mean, climate change scam is working out perfectly for our long term Talmudic plan of world domination.”

Not surprisingly, Al Jazeera’s use of classic anti-Semitic imagery immediately caught the attention of online media outlets, including The Daily Caller website.

Following the inevitable backlash, Al Jazeera deleted the tweet, though a screenshot of the offending post was preserved.

Screenshot of Al Jazeera's tweet Twitter